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Title: Corporate plan 1991/1992 : Southern region
Author: National Rivers Authority Southern Region
Document Type: Monograph
The preparation of this second plan follows a successful first year of operation for the NRA in Southern Region. During that period we have faced serious damage to sea defences and an exceptional drought of over two years duration. The guidance and advice of the NRA Regional Committees which have now been firmly established are beginning to influence our approach to priorities. It is well known that in the eastern part of our Region water resources are stretched. A regional water resources strategy for the conservation and redistribution of water resources, already in embryo, will continue to be developed. Against that backcloth the Region will be well placed to respond in a formative way to a number of projected major water resources development schemes. As funds become available, we are taking action on overabstracted catchments which have already been identified for in-depth study. In the fight against pollution, we aim to further strengthen water quality monitoring. Automatic water quality monitors will be installed where appropriate and we will introduce our own laboratory service during the year. Plans are well advanced for the introduction in 1991 of charges for discharges based on the Polluter Pays principle. Following a comprehensive review of the coastline, defences against flooding by the sea will be improved as part of a major programme lasting several years. Indirect control of emergencies will cease. They will be handled directly through a new Regional Emergency Control System. In seeking improvements, the Region will continue to search for economies and improved productivity so as to provide a cost effective service. However, much of the investment for environmental improvements will fall on abstractors and dischargers. Through liaison with them and other interests we will devise integrated strategies in the first place for catchments where the aquatic environment is under stress. This plan is a positive response to the challenges facing the Region. As Guardians of the Water Environment our staff are committed to carrying it through.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1991
Publication Place: Worthing
Subject Keywords: Environment AgencyEnvironmental managementEnvironmental planningWater qualityPollution controlFlood defence structuresRiversNature conservation
Geographic Keywords: EA South EastHampshireKent (county)SussexIsle of Wight
Extent: 129; + tables
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