What is the water Regulators’ Alliance for Progressing Infrastructure Development (RAPID)?
Water is a precious resource. Our water resources are coming under increasing pressure from population growth, economic development and climate change. Society also expects that water will be available for users whilst also improving the environment. These factors all contribute to a growing sense of urgency that we need to act now to develop new national supply options to avoid restrictions in the near future.
In response RAPID has been formed to help accelerate the development of new water infrastructure and design future regulatory frameworks. The joint team is made up of the 3 water regulators Ofwat, Environment Agency and Drinking Water Inspectorate. It will provide a seamless regulatory interface, working with the industry to promote the development of national water resources infrastructure that is in the best interests of water users and the environment.
Resilient, timely, high-quality, environmentally beneficial and affordable water resources
Our milestones and expected timeline for delivery of Accelerate Gate One
|Accelerated gate one submission deadline||28 September 2020, 6pm|
|Queries’ process||29 September – 19 October 2020|
|Draft recommendations published for representations||18 November 2020|
|Representations close||15 December 2020|
|Final decisions published||28 January 2021|
|Lessons learned and improvements prior to standard gate one||By end of March 2021|