Tag Archives: WFD

Consultation: Working Together – River Basin Management Plans

Closes 22nd December 2018 The Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) have launched consultations on the River Basin Management Plan (RBMP) process. The current plans run to 2021 and must be reviewed and updated every 6 years. This consultation is the start of this updating process; it sets out

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Water for Life and Livelihoods Consultation Summary Response Published

The Environment Agency has published a report summarising the responses to the consultation on draft River Basin Management Plans that ran from 10 October 2014 to 10 April 2015. The consultation was the third and final stage of public consultation on the second cycle of river basin planning. It posed questions on proposed long-term objectives for

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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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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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Closed – UK TAG consultation on river flow for good ecological potential

UK TAG has reviewed its guidance on the classification of ecological potential, first published in 2008,  This has resulted in proposals to better define a default flow regime for good ecological potential in rivers downstream of reservoirs and their intakes.  UK TAG is now consulting on this revised guidance until 16th August 2013.  The draft

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Closed – Challenges and Choices: River Basin Management Consultation

The Environment Agency has launched a consultation on how the water environment should be protected and improved for the benefit of communities, businesses and wildlife. The information gathered will be used to inform the second cycle of River Basin Management Plans which cover the period 2015 to 2021 and describe what businesses, water users and

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UKTAG phosphorous proposals for WFD

The UK Technical Advisory Group (UKTAG) co-ordinates advice on the science and technical aspects of the EU’s Water Framework Directive (WFD).  It has published draft reports on river phosphorus and biological standards for lakes, rivers and transitional and coastal waters.  Comments on these proposals for a set of revised standards for protecting High and Good

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