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Title: Findings of a seminar on integrated appraisal for water quality
Author: Environment Agency
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: report no 41
This report presents the findings of a seminar that the Environment Agency organised on 1 and 2 November 2000 to discuss the development of an appraisal system for implementing the Water Framework Directive (WFD). The seminar enabled a useful dialogue between economists and policy officials from DG Environment (EC), DETR, MAFF and DTI, Environment Agency policy and operational managers, and key stakeholders from OFWAT, industry, English Nature and RSPB together with leading experts and academics from the natural and social sciences. Considerable progress was made in enhancing understanding amongst these parties and outlining elements of an integrated appraisal system. Possible measures for achieving the good water quality target set in the WFD were discussed. Some measures, such as direct regulation of discharges, could be implemented and enforced by the Environment Agency under its existing powers. However others, for example concerning the water industry investment for AMP or measures affecting agriculture, will ultimately be determined or shaped by government at the national level, for example, by DETR.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 2001
Publication Place: [Bristol]
Subject Keywords: Water Framework DirectiveDirectives (European Union)Water qualityInterest groups
Extent: 69
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