Former water minister takes chair at Water Resources West

Water Resources West (WRW) has appointed Dan Rogerson as its independent chair.

The former water minister will oversee the development of a long term water resources strategy for the North West of England, the Midlands and the cross-border catchments with Wales.

WRW is one of five regional groups across England and Wales, bringing together local abstractors, their representatives and regulators. Over the next three years WRW will be developing a plan to ensure sustainable and resilient water supplies, working across sectors and taking account of wider societal needs and environmental improvements.

Rogerson (pictured) was minister for water, forestry, rural affairs and resource management between 2013 and 2015, during which time he took the Water Act 2014 through Parliament.