Giving evidence last week to a Parliamentary Inquiry, Environment Agency chief James Bevan admitted that England will miss its already deferred water quality targets out to 2027. The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee took evidence on Wednesday 21 November on the work of the Environment Agency. The EA is the main public body for […]

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The European Commission has published a Roadmap for the upcoming Fitness Check of the Water Framework Directive and its daughter directives as well as the Floods Directive. The fitness Check will look at the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, coherence and EU added value of the Directives. This will include an assessment of the potential for regulatory simplification and […]

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I missed this in March and so this is just for completeness. CMS http://www.cmscoms.com/?p=9202 from Steve Hull described the new guidance and the more recent ‘publication’ (in June I think) did not actually change anything – just a formality of some kind. New Water Environment (Water Framework Directive) (England and Wales) Regulations. Jan Brooke: ‘In […]

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  Click here to read the EU Environmental Implementation Review Country Report on the United Kingdom in full Click here to read the EU Environmental Implementation Review Country Report on 28 Member States in full The report on the UK is one of 28 country reports on Member States published as part of the European Commission’s Environmental Implementation Review (EIR), a […]

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