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Title: Welsh regional water resources planning and development strategy : final project report
Author: National Rivers Authority Welsh Region
Document Type: Monograph
The National Rivers Authority (NRA) has a statutory duty under the Water Resources Act 1991 to conserve, redistribute or otherwise augment water resources and secure the proper use of water resources. This duty does not relieve any water undertaker of the obligation to develop water resources for the purpose of performing any duty imposed on it by virtue of the Water Industry Act 1991. The NRA must have regard to the reasonable needs of all abstractors, particularly those of the water companies. Additionally, the NRA is charged as the guardian of the water environment. This report provides a policy framework for a Regional Water Resources Strategy for the sustainable development and ongoing management of water resources in the Welsh Region until 2021. It highlights the major issues and makes recommendations concerning the basis for decisions within the Region. Specific consideration has been given to: the existing balance of resources and demands; future demands for public water supply (PWS), industry, and agriculture; the need to improve low flow rivers resulting from overabstraction; the selection of water resource options needed to meet justified needs.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1994
Publication Place: Cardiff
Subject Keywords: Water resourcesPlanningStrategiesSustainable development
Geographic Keywords: Wales
Extent: 102; + appendices
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