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Water Resources and Water Supply

Water Resources and Water Supply

Climate change presents a major challenge to water, with projections of rising temperatures, wetter winters, drier summers and increased climate variability. Demographic changes, such as increasing population, suggest higher demand for water in future, while expected changes in when and where rain falls will lead to increased pressure on water supplies and water quality problems – for instance, as a result of extreme weather. Sustainable and efficient use of water is therefore essential. Water usage has a significant carbon footprint, owing to energy intensive supply and treatment processes, so more efficient water use will also help cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Click on the dataset name below to view options for that dataset. You can also download an Excel version of the dataset which includes an associated commentary. Some datasets also have a summary page available to select. To obtain an Excel viewer, click here.

DatasetNational StatExcel FileSummary PageDate Published
Drinking water quality at consumers' taps: 1991-2015Download Excel file for Drinking water quality at consumers' taps: 1991-2015NA30/09/2017
Drinking water quality tests by local authority during 2004-2014Download Excel file for Drinking water quality tests by local authority during 2004-2014NA09/02/2016
Public Water Supplies - Water abstracted and supplied (Ml/d)(1) : 2002/03 to 2016/17Download Excel file for Public Water Supplies - Water abstracted and supplied (Ml/d)(1) : 2002/03 to 2016/17NA30/09/2017
Public water supplies, average daily yield and demand: 1981/1982 - 2005/2006Download Excel file for Public water supplies, average daily yield and demand: 1981/1982 - 2005/2006NA03/03/2014

The datasets below do not have an Excel file available as the data is not held within the Scottish Environment Statistics Online database.

External DatasetsNational
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River level data
UK Flood Peak Data