Tag Archives: water quality

100% pass rate for designated bathing waters in the North West

30 designated bathing waters, including marine and freshwater, in the North West have successfully passed the European Union’s current standards for bathing waters. 13 of the designated waters achieved the highest possible standard, referred to as ‘guideline’ under the existing Bathing Water Directive. Bathing water quality standards are set to increase under the revised Bathing Water Directive

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North West Awards for Coastal Excellence – NW ACE 2014 – Winners Announced!

The winners of the NW ACE 2014 were announced today at Destination Coast! – the North West Coastal Forum’s biennial regional conference. The awards were presented by Peter Hampson, CEO of British Destinations. They were: Coastal Champion: in an unusual move we have 3 joint winners this year. They were proposed on one nomination and

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Morecambe Bay Partnership needs your help – Bathing water survey

Morecambe Bay Partnership is currently conducting an ambitious project seeking to improve the quality of Bathing waters around the Morecambe Bay region. Morecambe Bay Partnership would like you to share your opinions and support their work through taking part in a survey. The survey is the second part of the research which is open until

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Closed – Consultation on Draft Updates to River Basin Management Plans inc. North West

Consultation closes 10th April 2015 at 23:45 p.m. The Environment Agency is seeking views on proposed updates to all the English River Basin Management Plans (RBMPs), including the plan for the North West River Basin District. Consultations are also being run for cross border rivers by Natural Resources Wales for the Dee RBMP and by the Scottish Environment

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Programme Available! – Coastal Partnerships Network Annual Forum 2014

The North West Coastal Forum is delighted to announce that the Coastal Partnerships Network Annual Forum – the national CPD event for Coastal Partnership Officers, their Board and Steering Group members and the organisations that work in partnership with them – is being held here in the North West on 4th and 5th November in

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European Environment Agency Newsletter June 2014

The European Environment Agency has released its quarterly newsletter for June 2014 which can be accessed following the link below. The contents of the newsletter includes EU policies delivering greenhouse gas emission reductions, Interview with Birgit Georgi about impacts of climate change on European cities, indicators & data updates, EU Report on greenhouse gas emissions,

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Bathing Water News

Defra has published their Bathing Water Newsletter (June 2014). It includes information on the 2013 bathing water results and the European Commission 2013 bathing water report, where to find information about bathing waters on the new Government website, a report from the 2013 Cleaner Seas Forum, work on Short Term Pollution and bathing water usage

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Consultation on small sewage discharges: a new approach to regulation in England

Closes 10th June Defra are consulting on reforms of the regulatory system to control small sewage discharges from septic tanks and small sewage treatment plants in England. The consultation proposes a new approach to regulating domestic wastewater systems where the discharges are small, for example systems serving individual or small groups of properties. The new

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Consultation on River Basin Management Planning Ministerial Guidance and Standards

This consultation closes on 30th May 2014 Defra and the Welsh Government are seeking views on their draft updated guidance to the Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales on river basin planning. The guidance includes a description of how the two Government Agencies will be expected to use the new and updated standards in classifying

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Marine Conservation Society release water quality results for Bathing beaches in Britain 2014

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has released results of water quality for Bathing Beaches across Britain (2014). A record 70% of Britain’s beaches are graded as “excellent”. Beaches of North West England including Formby, Meols, Moreton, Silecroft, ST Bees and West Kirby Main are classified as “MCS Recommeneded” For more information on bathing beach water and water quality

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