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Title: Policy and practice for the protection of groundwater : draft for consultation
Author: National Rivers Authority
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: November 1991
The National Rivers Authority has a duty under the 1989 Water Act (sections 106 and 125) to protect the quality of groundwater and conserve its use for water resources. This document sets out a draft policy for the protection of groundwater resources in England and Wales and provides a technical framework for its implementation. It is being circulated for comment to all interested parties. Groundwater is unique among natural waters in the very high proportion which is used or available for use directly for water supply. It is a vital natural resource and under particular threat from human activity. That is why the Authority wishes to give a high priority to establish this national framework policy with the objective of maintaining and improving the quality and availability of groundwater. The policy relies for its implementation on a series of vulnerability and protection zones maps which will be prepared over the next three years. These will be made available to all those engaged in all aspects of land use planning so that they may be aware of the potential impact of their proposals on groundwater.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1991
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: GroundwaterPoliciesSustainable developmentEnvironmental protectionProtected areasWater resourcesWater supplyWater conservation
Geographic Keywords: EnglandWales
Extent: 33; + tables
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