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Title: Nene waterways partnership initiative : strategy consultation document
Author: Environment Agency Anglian Region
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
The Nene Waterways Partnership Initiative (NWPI) is led by the Environment Agency to promote the management of water levels and waterway regeneration along the River Nene in a sustainable way so as to protect and enhance the environmental quality of the valley for present and future generations. The NWPI is led by the Environment Agency which is keen to ensure that all opportunities for managing the river have been considered. To this end, the Agency has consulted widely with all parties who have an interest in the river and its future use. The aim is to provide a framework for delivering a series of high-quality environmental improvements for all groups which use the river and draw benefit from it. More specifically, the NWPI seeks to address a number of key issues identified in the Environment Agency's Local Environment Agency Plan (LEAP) document. The key issue at the heart of the initiative is the future of the navigation locks and associated weirs and sluices (the "river structures") which maintain water levels along the length of the river in a series of pounds. Many of these structures are coming to the end of their useful life and decisions therefore need to be made on their future. Many organisations and individuals are already "on-board" with this strategic approach. The purpose of this consultation is to obtain feedback on the proposals to date, and to encourage other organisations to come forward with more partnership ideas and funding proposals. The initiative is intended as the first step in delivering a programme of such projects into the 21st century.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: [after 1996]
Publication Place: Lincoln
Subject Keywords: RiversWaterway transportWater levelsPartnershipsStrategiesWater qualityNavigationNature conservationRecreation
Geographic Keywords: Nene catchmentNene (river)Northamptonshire
Extent: 38
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:1072
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