Each week I look at about 15 websites to prepare CMS Water News. I’m only too well aware that I can’t know everything but I discovered this week that River Basin District Liaison Panels were disbanded in February. These were seen as a key part of the governance arrangements for managing the Water Framework Directive. […]

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Environment Agency   Last updated:    29 June 2017, see all updates How to assess the impact of your activity in estuarine (transitional) and coastal waters for the Water Framework Directive (WFD). The guidance is called Clearing the Waters for All. Contents Carry out your WFD assessment in stages Screening: exclude activities from scoping Scoping: identify risks to receptors […]

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Understanding eel and fish behaviour to improve protection and passage at river structures This project studied the behaviour of fish and eels to find better ways to protect them at flood control structures, weirs, hydropower sites and other intakes. The study showed significant impacts of some river structures on migrating eels, but also that understanding […]

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  The Westcountry Rivers Trust  has launched a £2.2 million project to restore freshwater fish habitats in two iconic Cornish rivers – the Camel and the Fowey. Working in partnership with the Environment Agency, Natural England and South West Water, the Westcountry Rivers Trust has secured £1.6 million of European funding to enhance the rivers, […]

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