Title: Sustaining our resources : the way forward : summary document
Author: National Rivers Authority
Document Type: Monograph
The National Rivers Authority is responsible for the long term planning and conservation of water resources in England and Wales, under the Water Resources Act 1991, and has set out a 30 year strategy to meet demand while at the same time protecting the environment. One of the NRA's key policies is to achieve sustainable development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. In order to arrive at its strategy for the Southern Region, covering the counties of Kent, Sussex, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, the NRA has taken into consideration comments made by water companies, local authorities, environmental interest groups and individuals in response to its consultation document 'Sustaining Our Resources' published in November 1992. The NRA has also produced revised forecasts of demand for water. Recent developments in the region, such as the construction of a new intake for Bewl Water on the River Medway, have been taken into account.
Subject Keywords: Water resources; Sustainability; Water conservation; Water industry; Resource depletion; Environmental management
Geographic Keywords: Kent (county); Hampshire; Isle of Wight; East Sussex; West Sussex
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