Build more reservoirs:
In a 2020 report, the National Audit Office warned that “if more concerted action is not taken now, parts of the south and south east of England will run out of water within the next 20 years”, while the Committee on Climate Change identified water shortages as one of the five “priority risks” facing the UK.
“That’s the thing that’s going to tip the scales. That’s the proper big one. Because when people start turning their taps on and there’s no water coming out of it, now you’ve really let the cat out of the bag.
“There’s no more kicking the can down the road. And it’s nothing to do with the environment. 25 million people in London and the southeast are now getting perilously close to running out of drinking water.”
But of course people will whine if we do that…..