15-year Review of Marine Aggregate Dredging new report available from BMAPA and The Crown Estate  This report may be downloaded from The Crown Estate website at: http://www.thecrownestate.co.uk/media/5360/ei-marine-aggregate-dredging-fifteen-year-review-1998-2012.pdf Summary The British Marine Aggregate Producers Association (BMAPA) and The Crown Estate have published a ‘Fifteen-Year Review’ which provides a unique overview of the changes in the area […]

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Sept 24th  Update commentary: Peter Jones and other comments: See blog at: http://openchannels.org/blog/pjsjones/prospects-achieving-good-environmental-status-europes-seas-be-undermined-new Prospects for achieving good environmental status of Europe’s seas to be undermined by new appointment and brief? The new president of the European Union recently appointed a whole new team of commissioners, including the appointment of the Maltese politician, Karmenu Vella, as […]

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Sept 24th  Comment on the Defra Consultation by Peter Bide http://www.susdrain.org/community/blog/suds-consultation-a-flow-of-good-ideas/ Sept 16th  Delivering Sustainable Drainage Systems – Defra Consultation Overview Defra: ‘The independent review into the causes of the 2007 floods (The Pitt Review) concluded sustainable drainage systems (commonly known as SuDS) were an effective way to reduce the risk of ‘flash-flooding’ which occurs when […]

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