Water Resources Management Plan

Every five years we produce a plan to ensure water is available for our customers and communities in the areas we serve.

Our Water Resources Management Plan considers both current and future customer needs from 2020 to 2080. It looks at the amount of water that is available (through existing and new water resources) and considers the effect on those resources of things like climate change, as well as changes in the way our customers use water.

This is a statutory process introduced by the Water Act 2003 and we consult with our stakeholders and customers, inviting comment during the process.


Draft Water Resources Management Plan, 2020-2080 – our Statement of Response

We ran a public consultation on our draft plan earlier this year between March and May 2018 and have now published our Statement of Response to this. This report sets out what customers and stakeholders have told us and how we have taken their views into account.

View Our Statement of Response >


What happens next?

We are now producing our revised draft Water Resources Management Plan, 2020-2080 and will be seeking further feedback on this in Spring 2019.

We are very keen to hear your views on our revised plan. If you would like to be involved, please contact wrmpcomms@affinitywater.co.uk


Draft Water Resources Management Plan 2020 - 2080


Trading and Procurement Code

The Trading and Procurement Code sets out the policies, principles and requirements that will apply in respect of trades of water between Affinity Water and third parties including other water companies. We will keep this Code up to date and available here. The approved Code will also be available on the Ofwat website.

View the Trading and Procurement Code >>


Water Resource Planning (WRP) tables  2020 - 2080

Our Water Resource Planning (WRP) tables are available by clicking the link below. The tables are correct as of our draft WRMP submission to DEFRA December 2017. The purpose of the WRP tables is to assist readers of the main dWRMP19 to understand how we have calculated our supply demand balance on a water resource zone (WRZ) level, along with presenting the timing of options selected to maintain this balance. These WRP tables are draft plan tables. We will replace the current downloadable versions with a revised set of WRP tables in due course which will support our final WRMP19. Our WRP tables are consistent with our Market Information tables.

Click here to view the tables>> 


Water Resources in the South East (WRSE)

Our draft WRMP19 has been developed alongside the WRSE regional water resource strategy. By clicking on the following link you will be able to read about the collaboration and technical work that we helped to support as a contributor to WRSE. WRSE has the aim of producing an affordable, sustainable and resilient regional strategy for water – one that delivers for customers, society and the environment across the whole of the South East of England. The document also provides some thinking and future direction on how the WRSE believe the regional coordination of water resource management in the South East could evolve over the coming years.

You can find out more information on the WRSE strategy here >> 


Affinity Water and KPMG: New Business Models in the Water Sector

In 2016, to help inform our strategic planning work for PR19 we considered a range of new business models that could form part of the solution to the water resource challenges associated with climate change, drought and a growing population. To view our work, please click on the link below, which can help to provide some further context for the reader of our draft WRMP19 submission.

View the New Business Models document here >>