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Title: River Exe catchment management plan : consultation report
Author: National Rivers Authority South West Region
Document Type: Monograph
The River Exe Catchment covers a large area (1,530 km2) and drains diverse habitats ranging from the moorland of Exmoor National Park at the River Exes headwaters, to the City of Exeter where it flows into the Exe Estuary. This report: describes how the catchment is used; explains what we are doing to protect or enhance the water environment. Sustainable development can be defined as development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs, and it is at the heart of UK policy on the environment. A recent Government publication, Sustainable Development - The UK Strategy, recognizes the inland freshwaters of the UK as a vital and highly valued component of the UK environment and ecology, along with the conflicts that may arise between different purposes and uses of the water and water environment.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1995
Publication Place: Exeter
Subject Keywords: Catchment Management PlansCatchment managementRiversWater qualityConsultationFlood risk managementLand useWater abstractionNature conservation
Geographic Keywords: ExeDevonEast Devon catchment
Extent: 128; + appendices, maps and figures
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