Climate: UK could face water shortages if action is not taken to conserve supplies

The UK could see water shortages by 2050 if action is not taken to conserve supplies, the chair of the Environment Agency has told Sky News.

Water management is being overhauled in response to climate change, but Emma Howard Boyd warned: "If we don't all work together on the issue of water resources, by 2050 we could find parts of this country living under severe water stress.

"We will always work to make sure the general public have access to water but that could be through forms of water supply other than being able to turn on your tap - such as bottled water potentially and communal taps as well."

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