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Title: Guardians of the water environment (NRA Thames Region)
Author: National Rivers Authority Thames Region
Document Type: Monograph
September 1 1989 represented a turning point in the history of environmental protection in England and Wales. On that date the National Rivers Authority took up its duties. Overnight the NRA became the strongest environmental protection agency in Europe, invested with extensive powers and responsibilities by Parliament. The Authority comes into existence at a time when there has never been more concern about the damage mankind inflicts on the natural systems on which we all depend. The NRA Thames Region is one of ten regional units which comprise the National Rivers Authority. Established by the 1989 Water Act, the NRA is a major environmental protection agency responsible for safeguarding and improving the natural water environment. It is an independent public body serving England and Wales with a policy making board of 15 members appointed by the government. The Board is supported by a small central staff o f about 60, headed by a Chief Executive. The aim of the NRA Thames Region is to safeguard the total river environment, not just the many rivers, streams and lakes in the area but also the quantity and quality of underground water.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: [1990]
Publication Place: Reading
Subject Keywords: National Rivers AuthorityPublic relationsNational planning
Extent: n.p. [19]
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