The Thames Basin

Population size of the Thames Basin?
12 million, a fifth of the nations population
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How many km does it cover?
13,000km2
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How many counties, district councils and local planning authorities does it include?
14 counties, 58 district councils and 33 local planning authorities
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How many litres of water is abstracted everyday from the rivers and groundwater?
4,700 million
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How many times can the rainfall in the Cotswolds be used before reaching the Thames Estuary?
8 times
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What are some key factors that have influenced the demand for public water over the past 30 years and how much does it increase by every year?
1.7% increase yearly. Use in home, leakage, population growth and household size, development and economic activities.
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What's the main use (industrial) of the river thames?
the allow for the import and export of raw materials and finished goods.
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What are two examples of industries and refineries along the Thames estuary?
Tilbury and Canvey
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What are the benefits that the Thames River Basin provides for residential development?
Supply of drinking water, potential for trade and communications, flat sites for residential and industry, fertile silt for farming
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