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Title: Managing the drought and water resources : key issues statements approved by the board of the NRA June 1992
Author: National Rivers Authority
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
Over several years parts of Eastern and Southern England have been short of the equivalent often months rainfall. Some other areas of England and Wales have also suffered a serious shortage of rain. In parts of the country, this has been the most prolonged dry period this century and consequently underground water reserves and some rivers are extremely low. However, some areas such as the North West have had sufficient rainfall for resources to be in a healthy state and no problems are expected. The National Rivers Authority cannot cure a drought, but it can help to manage it. It is essential that rivers and wetlands are protected from permanent damage and that the needs of the public, industry and agriculture are balanced. The water companies, industry and agriculture, and the public all have a role to play in helping to conserve water supplies, and the NRA is liaising closely with the major users. Businesses and farmers can help during periods of drought by minimising their use of water and the NRA has been helping them to plan for this. It is important that members of the public comply with any restrictions such as hosepipe or sprinkler bans in their water company areas. Saving water helps to protect the environment and helps the limited resources to meet the needs throughout a prolonged drought.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1992
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: Water resourcesWater supplyWater conservationWater managementDrought
Geographic Keywords: EnglandWales
Extent: n.p. [4]
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:3169
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