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Water Crisis - What went wrong with Britain's water system?

Geoff Riley

27th October 2023

Ed Conway and the team at Sky have produced this brilliant piece of in-depth journalism that articulates the structural problems and myriad failures of the water and sewage system in the UK. It is a complex story of market failure, regulatory and government failure which afflicts the quality of life of millions throughout the UK. To resolve it would require infrastructure investment and disruption on a scale that is barely imaginable.

Please read: Down the drain: What went wrong with Britain's water system?

Here is Ed Conway's seventeen minute video - a superb classroom resource when teaching the economics of the water industry

Down the drain: What went wrong with Britain's water system?

Geoff Riley

Geoff Riley FRSA has been teaching Economics for over thirty years. He has over twenty years experience as Head of Economics at leading schools. He writes extensively and is a contributor and presenter on CPD conferences in the UK and overseas.

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