Ricardo and Mott MacDonald develop net zero 2030 routemap for UK water

  • Date 16 Nov 2020

Water industry experts from Ricardo and Mott MacDonald have collaborated to create a pioneering strategy that will guide the UK water industry to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030.

The strategic routemap was produced on behalf of industry body Water UK, after many months of analysis, in-depth conversation and innovative thinking by consultants at the two global consultancies. The document is also unprecedented; the UK water industry is the first such industrial sector within the country to commit to the achievement of net zero carbon emissions by 2030, a full twenty years ahead of the UK Government’s stated goal.
 
Ricardo CEO Dave Shemmans said: “There is a critical relationship between climate change and water resource management, and whatever sector you work in, water will play a significant role in what you do. It was essential that the sector took this proactive step that will have substantial positive impacts in helping the UK achieve its 2050 target.”

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