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Title: Lower River Colne : draft catchment management plan
Author: National Rivers Authority Thames Region
Document Type: Monograph
The tailored approach which has been adopted for these the first of the Thames Region CMPs. adopts this sequence and comprises the five stages of: assessing the natural resources of the catchment; identifying current and future uses of land and water; setting out the NRAs objectives, targets and policies as they relate; to the catchments and to the NRA's core functions; defining the issues and developing strategies to address them; presenting an Integrated, overall strategy couched in terms of both policy and corresponding technical action plans. The stages identified above provide the structure for this volume, the Catchment Management Plan. The foundation for the CMP has. as Figure 1 shows, been laid in a number of ways, each of which contributes to the fuller understanding of the catchment. First of all Baseline Reports were prepared for each catchment to provide a comprehensive database covering both technical and planning/environmental aspects. This was structured to reflect the interests and needs not only of NRA and local authorities but also of other recognised bodies having either a managing role or an interest in the catchment. The comprehensive database created was also digitised for incorporation into the NRAs own GIS system.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1991
Publication Place: Reading
Subject Keywords: Catchment managementCatchment Management PlansRiversWater qualityNature conservationRecreationPollution controlRiver fisheries
Geographic Keywords: BuckinghamshireEssexCombined Essex catchmentMarsh Dykes (Woolwich) subcatchmentColne (Hertfordshire)Hertfordshire
Extent: 90; + appendices
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