Environment Agency Consultation

The Environment Agency (EA)  have sent out a reminder about their current consultation: ‘Have your say on water: Draft River Basin Management Plans’

In December 2008 the EA launched the consultation on the management of the eleven river basins in England and Wales. The consultation period ends in June 2009 so there’s still time to have your say. 

From the EA’s covering letter:

‘With your assistance, we will determine what further measures can be added to the plans before they are finalised in December 2009. For example, you could:

  • bring local knowledge to bear to identify particular target areas for priority or concerted
    action
    deliver more improvements as co-deliverers of the plans
    help identify alternative measures where addressing a particular issue appears to be
    disproportionately costly
    help design pilot projects to improve our knowledge on the effectiveness of measures such as removing physical barriers

We would also appreciate your help in thinking ahead to subsequent planning cycles, by
considering what we should be aiming to do by 2021 or 2027, as well as by 2015.’

Visit the Environment Agency website for more information about which regions are involved and how you can contribute your views.