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Title: Managing water resources NRA
Author: National Rivers Authority Anglian Region
Document Type: Monograph
This NRA booklet gives an overview about water resources and their management in the Anglian Region. Water is vital to life. Making the best use of this essential resource, conserving it and balancing the competing needs of abstractors and of the water environment is a prime responsibility of the National Rivers Authority (NRA). The Water Act 1989 imposes on NRA the duty to conserve, redistribute or otherwise augment water resources and to secure their proper use. This complex role includes: continuously measuring rainfall, evaporation, river flows, and groundwater levels at many locations; analysing these data to establish the availability and reliability of water resources; controlling abstractions from rivers and groundwater; predicting future water demands of all kinds; planning, and sometimes building and operating, works to augment water resources to keep pace with the ever-increasing demands.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1990
Publication Place: Peterborough
Subject Keywords: Water resourcesRegional planningWater levelsForecasting
Geographic Keywords: EA Anglian
Extent: 14
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