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Title: National water resources strategy : comparative environmental appraisal of strategic options : volume 1 : main report
Author: National Rivers Authority
Document Type: Monograph
This report summarises the findings of a preliminary high level environmental assessment overview of strategic water resource development options identified by the NRA for meeting regional marginal water supply deficits in England and Wales up to a planning horizon of 2021. This assessment has involved the following tasks: A literature review of the environmental issues and known impacts associated with water resources development schemes, including the effects of river regulation, inter-basin transfer and changes to residual flows to estuaries; A review of the impacts of existing UK schemes to identify the lessons to be learnt for future schemes; The development of a framework for assessment of individual schemes and objective comparison of strategic development options, taking account of EC and UK environmental assessment regulations; An assessment and comparison of the environmental implications of ten strategic options representative of the range of likely water resource developments, taking account of the results of hydrological modelling of specific schemes. It is emphasised that this assessment is a starting point for environmental assessment of the strategic water resource development options collating, summarising and analysing the work carried out to date and identifying the key issues, constraints and benefits.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1994
Publication Place: Leatherhead
Subject Keywords: Water resourcesWater supplyEnvironmental impact assessmentRegional planningStrategies
Geographic Keywords: EnglandWales
Extent: 128
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