This series is an amalgamation of all the water abstraction data sets previously held on Data.Gov.UK (DGUK), thus consolidating all abstraction statistical data into one location on DGUK. Data source is the Environment Agency (EA). The record includes the following datasets:
Abstraction licences in force and new licences determined 2000-2010
The consumption of water abstracted from non-tidal surface and groundwater in England and Wales has fallen from an estimated 41.2 thousand megalitres/day in 2000 to 34 thousand megalitres/day in 2010. Latest figures for 2010 show a very slight increase compared to 2009. A megalitre is one million litres.
This publication covers the abstraction of water from non tidal, surface water and groundwater in England and Wales (from 2015 onwards just England).
Water is a vital resource that needs to be managed carefully to ensure that people have access to affordable and safe drinking water and sanitation. Furthermore, to ensure that the needs of industry are met, without depleting water resources or damaging ecosystems.
Status: Official Statistic
Total estimated abstractions and licensed abstractions from all sources by purpose, England and Wales (2000-2010)
Estimated abstractions from groundwaters by purpose and Environment Agency region: 2000 - 2010
Estimated abstractions from non-tidal surface waters by purpose and Environment Agency region: 2000-2010
Estimated abstractions from tidal waters by purpose and Environment Agency region: 2000 - 2010
Estimated licensed and actual abstractions from all surface and groundwater sources by purpose: 2000-2010
Number of abstraction licences in force by purpose: England and Wales (2010)
Number of abstraction licences in force by purpose: Environment Agency regional charge area (2012 and 2015)
Estimated abstractions from all sources except tidal by purpose and Environment Agency regional charge area: 2000 - 2015