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Title: Managing water resources
Author: Environment Agency Anglian Region
Document Type: Monograph
This booklet gives an overview about water resources and their management in different parts of England. Water resources management is about reconciling the needs of those who use water with the needs of the environment. It is about protecting a precious asset. The task involves safeguarding the diverse interests of water users and the environment by trying to make sure sufficient water is available at the right time and in the right place to meet the reasonable needs of those who want to abstract and use water, whilst protecting the environment. Water is replenished naturally and most is returned to the environment after it is used. Although its availability depends on the amount of rain that falls, water, unlike some other natural resources such as coal, oil or gravel, does not have a limited 'life' after which it will run out. It is a sustainable resource; it can be supported and maintained to make sure it continues to be available to meet future needs. But this is not an easy task. Because of the often conflicting demands of abstractors and users, the management of water resources and the issues surrounding it are highly sensitive and often contentious.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: [after 1996]
Publication Place: Peterborough
Subject Keywords: Water managementRainfallWater useWater resourcesInland watersEnvironmental management
Geographic Keywords: England
Extent: n.p. [16]
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