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Title: Environment Agency North West region regional drought plan
Author: Environment Agency North West Region
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
As part of its statutory duty to manage water resources, the Agency has to take into account the effects of drought. Whilst the circumstances that cause drought (i.e. lack of rainfall) are outside the Agencys control, there are a number of regulatory duties and actions which it may take, together with Water Companies and other interested parties, to mitigate the impacts of drought. Droughts are random and relatively rare events, so everyday working practice and experience will not necessarily equip us to deal with them effectively. This Plan is therefore written so that those who have had little previous experience of droughts can readily use it. The last significant drought in the Region occurred in 1995/ 96 and much of the guidance given in this Plan is derived from experience gained in that event. It should be noted, however, that no two droughts are ever the same, and it is therefore not appropriate for the Plan to be too prescriptive. Considerable flexibility is required -when managing drought impacts and local factors must be taken into account during the decision-making process as a drought develops.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 2003
Publication Place: Warrington
Subject Keywords: Environmental managementDroughtEnvironmental monitoringEnvironmental legislationEnvironment Agency
Geographic Keywords: EA North West
Extent: n.p.[28]
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:1188
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