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Title: The Cam catchment : recommendations for statutory water quality objectives
Author: Environment Agency Anglian Region
Document Type: Monograph
The purpose of the Statutory Water Quality Objectives (SWQO) is to establish targets, on a statutory basis, that provide an agreed planning framework for regulatory bodies, dischargers, abstractors and river users. SWQOs will secure achievements to date by providing a statutory backstop to existing Consents, as well as providing a vehicle for tackling discharges from non-water sectors of industry, agricultural and other diffuse pollution, and the effects of new or revised abstractions. The SWQO scheme is use-related, based upon a range of water quality standards that protect the "uses" to which waters may be put. There are a number of different potential river uses. River Ecosystem is the only use to date for which standards have been introduced. This document describes the SWQOs of the Cam Catchment, which covers 650 square kilometres. Most of the catchment lies in Cambridgeshire, with parts in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex and Suffolk. The urban areas include Cambridge (population 103,000), Saffron Walden (population 14,000) and Royston (population 13,000).
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: Bristol
Publication Place: 1996
Subject Keywords: Water qualityRegulationsWater abstractionEffluents
Geographic Keywords: EA AnglianCam and Ely Ouse catchment
Extent: 24
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