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The report by the Lords committee, called An Indispensable Resource, said that “urgent action is required” to protect the availability and quality of water in the UK and other European countries. One of the its proposed solutions is for “the cost of water to rise”.
Lord Carter of Coles, the chairman of the committee, said: “Governments across the EU need to act decisively, and grasp the nettle of allowing the cost of water to rise where other measures fail to overcome water scarcity.”