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Consultation: River basin planning: Challenges and Choices

Closes 11:45 pm,  24 April 2020 The Environment Agency is holding a consultation in preparation for the 2nd 6-yearly update of the River Basin Management Plans for England. They are seeking views on: the challenges that limit the benefits society obtains from the water environment in the river basin districts in England (the challenges) the

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Marine Strategy Part One: UK Updated Assessment and Good Environmental Status and a Summary of Responses October 2019

As a result of the consultation which took place earlier this summer Defra has, in October 2019, published an updated Marine Strategy Part One: UK Updated Assessment and Good Environmental Status report and a separate report summarising the responses to the consultation. This consultation marked the start of the 2nd implementation cycle of the UK

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Innovative Wave Hazard Measurements Being Made at a Coast Near You – Evening Event, 27th November, Liverpool

What are you up to on 27th November 6 – 8 pm? If you’re in Liverpool why not go along to the University of Liverpool and find out about the National Oceanography Centre’s WireWall project at Crosby Beach at an evening event: ‘Innovative Wave Hazard Measurements at a coast near you’.  For more information and

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NW Coastal Access Update

Natural England has produced their October update on progress in developing the English Coast Path on the North West’s coast. There is a lot more detail in this month’s update but a brief summary of status of each section is: Stretch 1: Allonby to Whitehaven (35 km) – ‘OPEN’ Stretch 2: Whitehaven to Silecroft (51

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Solway Marine Planning Animation

Solway Firth Partnership has produced an animation as part of the Marine Management Organisation’s ‘Enhanced Stakeholder Engagement’ project. Kyla Orr, an experienced freelance marine ecology consultant and animator, has used graphics and voice over to create a simple, yet effective, overview of the marine planning process in the Solway Firth. This video aims to explain what

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Across the Sands of Dee 2019 Presentations and Workshop Summary

Across the Sands of Dee 2019 was an event delivered by the North West Coastal Forum as part of the Marine Management Organisation’s Enhancing Stakeholder Engagement project, funded by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund. It took place in Chester on 9th September 2019 and was well attended by cross-border stakeholders – those who have

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Consultation: Challenges and Choices for water management in Wales

Closes 22 December 2019 Natural Resources Wales has launched a consultation to feed into the development of the 3rd set of River Basin Management Plans under the Water Framework Directive and the next State of Natural Resources Report (SoNaRR 2) under the Environment Act. The consultation provides an overview of significant water management issues in

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New Coastal Walk: Changing shores – The Crosby Sequence

Through the coming together of science and the arts a narrated coastal walk along Crosby’s shoreline, north of Liverpool, has been created between Hall road and Waterloo train stations. This has been developed to raise awareness of shoreline change and coastal hazards. The poems capture changes in land use, coastal processes, shoreline management and observational

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Love Water! New campaign launched to protect our most precious resource

The ‘Love Water’ campaign, a long-term campaign launched on 31st July 2019, aims to raise awareness of the importance of water and the role everyone plays in protecting it. More than 40 environmental groups, charities, water companies and regulators – including the Environment Agency, Water UK, Ofwat, NFU and Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) –

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Wave Overtopping Clips from Crosby Beach Released on YouTube

A selection of short clips, form GoPro and Smart Phone camera footage, taken during the National Oceanography Centre’s WireWall project during winter 2018/2019 have been released on the Channel Coastal Observatory’s YouTube channel. The footage shows wave overtopping around high water on the 7th March 2019, 25th January 2019 and 26th October 2018 at Crosby

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