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There a number of key differences between the water sectors of the nations within the UK.Those of Scotland and Northern Ireland are managed by one company, owned by their government. This isbeneficial for the customers as tariffs are kept low, especially in Northern Ireland where water usage iscompletely subsidised by the government and therefore free. In terms of investment however, thesenationalised sectors offer few opportunities. The privatised sectors of England and Wales are run by anumber of different private companies, each responsible for one particular region. This has resulted in afantastic infrastructure, nationwide water network and high quality water. All this adds up to high potentialfor investment and profit. There is, however, still work to be done and upgrades and developments arecontinuous. The sector is also facing mounting pressure from the government and OFWAT to decreasetariffs and ease the pressure on consumers.In England and Wales the private water companies that control the water sector are regulated by the WaterRegulatory Authority (OFWAT), a non-governmental body that aims to make water affordable tocustomers while still providing a profit for the providers. There are currently 16 regional water companiesthroughout the two countries, responsible for water provision as well as wastewater treatment. This set up isin contrast to that in Scotland where one, government run company is responsible for the water sector,potentially meaning better tariffs for customers but allowing no room for competition from privatecompanies who may have the resources for more efficient management. In Northern Ireland the situation isslightly different again with one government led company having a monopoly on the sector, but receivingcomplete subsidy from the government resulting in no charges on water for the customers.
Industry View 7SWOT 9Political 11Economic 13Business Environment 14Industry Forecast 15Water Extraction 16Table: Water Extraction, 2011-2017 17Water Consumption 18Table: Water Consumption, 2011-2017 19Treatment and Sanitation 20Scottish Water Sector 20Table: Scottish Water Statistics, 2007-2010 21Industry Risk Reward Ratings 22Table: Table: Europe Water Risk and Reward Ratings 22Rewards 22Risks 23Market Overview 24Water supply and consumption 25Table: Agricultural Water Consumption, 2011 25Table: Water Consumption by Sector, 2005-2011 26Distribution 26Table: Selection of UK Water Companies Ownership, 2012 26Treatment and sanitation 28Regulations and Tariffs 29Industry Trends And Developments 32Table: UK Water Infrastructure, 2011-2013 33Table: UK Water Projects 35Competitive Landscape 37OFWAT 37Scottish Water 37Northern Ireland Water 37Private Water Companies in England and Wales 38Thames Water 38Global Industry Overview 40Table: Hotel Water Consumption by Region (litres per guest per night) 43Demographic Forecast 47Table: The United Kingdom's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000) 48Table: The United Kingdom's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total) 49Table: The United Kingdom's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020 50Table: The United Kingdom's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020 50Methodology 51Industry Forecast Methodology 51Sources 53Risk/Reward Rating Methodology 53Table: Water Risk Reward Rating Indicators 54Table: Weighting of Indicators (%) 55