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Title: Adur and Ouse catchment abstraction management strategy : final strategy
Author: Environment Agency
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
The Environment Agency is committed to ensuring that water is managed in a sustainable way that benefits users and the environment both now and in the future. Catchment Abstraction Management Strategies (CAMS) set out how water resources are managed at a local level. They will make more information on water allocation and abstraction licensing practice publicly available and allow the balance between the needs of abstractors, other water users and the aquatic environment to be considered in consultation with the local community and interested parties. CAMS are also the mechanisms for managing timelimited licences by determining whether they should be renewed and, if so, on what terms. The Catchment Abstraction Management Strategy Process is the national document that supports the development of CAMS at a local level. It sets out the national policy and the regulatory framework within which CAMS operate, describes the process of developing CAMS and provides information on the structure and content of CAMS documents. This document should be read in conjunction with Managing Water Abstraction. The Adur and Ouse (A&O) CAMS sets out our plan for managing water abstraction in the River Adur and River Ouse catchments as well as the Brighton Chalk aquifer. This document summarises the availability of water resources and the sustainability of current abstraction. Our policies for managing surface and groundwater abstraction are described in detail. This includes actions to help maintain and where necessary restore a healthy balance between abstraction and the needs of the environment. The document also includes our proposed investigations to help improve our understanding of the interaction between abstraction, river flows and ecology.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 2005
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: Environmental managementCatchment Abstraction Management StrategiesRiversEnvironment AgencyCatchment managementWater abstractionWater Framework Directive
Geographic Keywords: AdurOuse (Sussex)West SussexEast SussexAdur and Ouse catchment
Extent: 53
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:246
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