RAPID Forward Programme


A note from Paul Hickey, Managing Director for RAPID

In this forward programme, RAPID sets out the key activities for the year 2022-23.

With the ongoing challenges of population growth, water scarcity and climate change; water resources in England and Wales continue to need development of infrastructure. Over the last two years, RAPID has been working alongside stakeholders and partners to develop strategic water supply infrastructure solutions, which will help to address some of these ongoing issues.

The first accelerated and standard gate processes have now been completed and later this year, we will also complete the second accelerated gate stage and start the standard gate two and accelerated gate three processes.

Over the last two years, the gated process has been effective in identifying strategic water resource solutions to help meet the water needs of the future. We’ve seen solutions progress through the gates, we’ve had solutions leave the programme, and we’ve seen solutions merge with others in order to make them more effective. We are also continuing to see new strategic water resource solutions being submitted to the programme. We have also made good progress in developing a national evidence base and in preparing policy recommendations for changes to the regulatory and commercial frameworks governing the solutions.

Later this year we will publish our second annual progress review, which sets out our performance in 2021-22. This document will review our work against the key aims and activities as set out in the forward programme for that year.

RAPID has set out another ambitious programme for 2022-23, aiming to deliver benefits for customers, the environment and society by developing infrastructure that will help meet our future water needs.  Collaboration is key to unlocking solutions that will tackle the challenges we face from population growth, climate change and environmental degradation

Margaret Read, Stakeholder and Programme Director of RAPID

RAPID Forward programme 2022-23

RAPID Blaenraglen 2022-23