Land Law Finance - Issue 14 - Autumn 2019

Staying on top of changes to the abstraction licence regime is becoming 'increasingly important' at a time when the government is telling farmers they need to be actively planning for a drier future. www.FARMINGUK.COM 10 Farmers will want to do all they can to protect their rights to abstract water as regulations tighten Abstraction changes 'increasingly important' for farms A recent report highlighted that the UK takes for granted a plentiful water supply, but its high population means that the available water per person is actually less than in many Mediterranean countries. The summer of 2018 highlighted the importance of farmers having access to water resources, with crops suffering in the dry