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Title: Medway catchment abstraction management strategy : final strategy April 2005
Author: Environment Agency Southern Region
Document Type: Monograph
The aim of this document is two fold: To present the abstraction licensing strategy for the Medway catchment for the next six years; to outline the actions that the Environment Agency will complete during the next six years. Catchment Abstraction Management Strategies (CAMS) set out how water resources are managed at a local level and are being written for river catchments across England and Wales. This process is the first time that information on water allocation and abstraction licensing practice has been made publicly available and we have formulated our licensing strategy through consultation with local community and interested parties. Everyone who abstracts over 20m3/day of water has to apply to the Environment Agency for a licence. The CAMS process calculates how much water is available for abstraction against the environmental need for water. It then reviews whether the existing licensing strategy is still appropriate. The CAMS production deadlines also link in with time limits now placed on all new and varied abstraction licences. Therefore the outcomes of the Medway CAMS could affect you. The Medway CAMS is the third of five CAMS to be produced in the Kent Area of the Environment Agency. CAMS operate on a six-year cycle and the document will be reviewed in 2009 and the updated strategy will be published during 2009 to 2011.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 2005
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: Catchment Abstraction Management StrategiesRiversWater qualityCatchment managementWater abstractionWater abstraction licensesGroundwaterWater transfer
Geographic Keywords: Medway catchmentMedway (Sussex, Kent)Kent (county)
Extent: 32
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