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Title: River catchment planning guidelines report : February 1990
Author: National Rivers Authority Thames Region
Document Type: Monograph
River Catchment Planning is the process by which all the problems and opportunities for enhancement within a catchment can be addressed in an efficient and cost-effective manner. It does not attempt to provide a replacement for the day-to-day functional operations that are currently undertaken by the NRA. These Guidelines propose a framework within which a series of catchment problems may be more adequately overcome. The process is split into four fundamental phases representing: i) The evaluation of the catchment; ii) Planning the future for the catchment; iii) Implementing the proposed action plans; iv) Monitoring and updating the River Catchment Plan. Each phase is described in a logical sequence of stages and pointers to the appropriate areas for consultation and liaison are also provided. The format of the River Catchment Evaluation Report and the River Catchment Plan are specified thereby ensuring that inter-catchment comparisons are readily facilitated. The policy and legislative considerations are highlighted together with the Corporate and Business Plan implications such that the overall process can be carried out within the existing NRA framework. One of the major benefits of River Catchment Planning is the medium/long-term savings in NRA resources : working to an agreed plan, many existing tasks will be made more efficient, and effective. The report is designed to be appealing and applicable to all relevant NRA staff irrespective of any day-to-day functional responsibilities.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1990
Publication Place: Reading
Subject Keywords: Catchment managementGuidelinesPlanningNational Rivers Authority
Extent: 22; + appendices
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