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Title: The National Rivers Authority's response to the sixteenth report of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution on freshwater quality
Author: National Rivers Authority
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
Over the last few years, fundamental changes have taken place in the arrangements for the management of the water environment, not least of which has been the creation of the National Rivers Authority (NRA). There have also been significant changes in the pattern of those activities which impact upon freshwater quality, particularly those relating to urbanisation and to intensification in rural land use; the consequences of these changes are to some extent reflected in the results of the recent survey of water quality in England and Wales carried out during 1990 which indicated a reversal in the trend of steadily improving quality recorded over the previous two decades. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, there have been major changes in the attitudes of the general public towards the environment; it is both more aware and more interested in environmental pollution issues. This has resulted in increasing public involvement in the debate over the need for environmental improvements, how they can be achieved, and who should pay for them. At a time when such great changes are taking place, this Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution (RCEP) report on Freshwater Quality is most timely and provides an important contribution to this debate.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1993
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: Water qualityFresh waterEnvironmental managementWater managementNational Rivers Authority
Extent: 14
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:3193
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