Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

2050 may seem a long way away, but the decisions we take today at Welsh Water will impact on our customers for generations to come.

The very nature of the water sector requires us to plan for the long term. Looking back for example, we are still benefiting from the dams designed and built by Victorian engineers. Equally, looking forward, there are some clear opportunities and challenges now facing the communities we serve.

That is why we are currently developing our long term vision — Welsh Water 2050. This identifies eight significant trends over the next 30 years, how they will impact on us and our customers and how they will be addressed.  The trends include:

  • An ageing population
  • Climate change and environmental changes
  • Customer expectations, and
  • Digital age economy

In order to mitigate the challenges and harness the opportunities of these trends, we have developed 14 strategic responses which will enable us to become a truly world class, resilient and sustainable water service for the benefit of future generations.

Our responses are aligned to the Well-being of Future Generations Act and involve new methods of working together with customers, other water companies, land users and other interested parties.

Here are our draft Welsh Water 2050 documents:

The consultation period for Welsh Water 2050 has now come to an end.  Thank you to all who took the time submit responses – we really do value your views.  We will now review your responses before publishing our final Welsh Water 2050 plan in early 2018.

In the meantime, should you have any further queries on Welsh Water 2050, please contact us at: welshwater2050@dwrcymru.com