Closed -consultation on improving our management of water quality in the environment

Closed 11:45 p.m.12th March 2019

Defra is consulting on proposals for improving the long-term planning of water resources and drainage, and proposals to modernise water regulation. The proposals include:

  • reforming abstraction licensing to clarify when the Environment Agency can amend licences
  • amending laws to allow a new charging methodology for Internal Drainage Boards
  • making the Somerset Rivers Authority a Flood Risk Management Authority
  • modernising the process for modifying water company license conditions
  • beginning discussions around raising funds to deal with flooding and coastal erosion

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