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Title: Water resources development strategy : a discussion document
Author: National Rivers Authority
Document Type: Monograph
Water resource planning has been actively and professionally carried out for many decades. Under the present legislation water undertakers and the NRA have important roles to play in the resource planning process. Water undertakers need to plan their capital expenditure to meet future demands, whilst the NRA is required to manage abstractions from surface and groundwaters through the abstraction licensing system, and to take action to conserve, redistribute and augment water resources and secure their proper use. It is also required to take appropriate action to conserve and enhance the environment. In carrying out its water resource activities the NRA must also meet its general duties for environmental conservation and have particular regard to the statutory obligations of the water undertakers. It is not the purpose of this document to propose a strategy for the development of water resources in England and Wales. Such a strategy will not be possible until further work has been carried out. However, one of the objectives is to discount from further consideration certain options which do not appear to warrant more detailed consideration.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1992
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: Water resourcesWater supplyWater conservationSustainable developmentStrategiesConsultation
Geographic Keywords: EnglandWales
Extent: 12
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