Policy paper

Future water: The government’s water strategy for England

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The strategy sets out a framework for water management in England.



The government has launched its new water strategy for England, Future Water. This includes: sustainable delivery of secure water supplies, an improved and protected water environment, fair, affordable and cost-reflective water charges, reduced water sector greenhouse gas emissions and more sustainable and effective management of surface water.