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Title: The Ely Ouse catchment management plan : final plan : January 1994
Author: National Rivers Authority Anglian Region
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
Established in 1989 the National Rivers Authority has as its role the Guardians of the Water Environment. As such it is committed to protecting and improving the water environment and protecting people and property from flooding. Establishing a sound planning base for the development of river catchments is essential to our future management. Catchment Management Planning is a procedure designed to create a consistent framework within which the diverse responsibilities of the N RA can be applied within a catchment in a co-ordinated manner. Catchment Management involves the NRA using its powers and working with others to ensure that the rivers, lakes, coastal and underground waters of a particular area are protected and where possible improved for the sake of generations to come, and the water is made available for all reasonable needs. River catchments are subject to increasing use by a variety of activities. Many of these interact and some conflicts arise. The conflicting requirements and interests of users and beneficiaries must be balanced. The Ely Ouse catchment covers 2510 km2 mainly within the western part of both Norfolk and Suffolk, with the remainder in Cambridgeshire.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1994
Publication Place: Peterborough
Subject Keywords: Catchment Management PlansRiversWater qualityFlood controlNature conservationEnvironmental management
Geographic Keywords: Cam and Ely Ouse catchment
Extent: 14
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:3684
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