The second cycle of water framework directive river basin management plans published by EA today.
Feb 18, 2016
The current river basin district (RBD) management plans (RBMPs) published in 2009 have been updated and published today by the Environment Agency.
A RBD covers an entire river system, including river, lake, groundwater, estuarine and coastal water bodies. The RBD RBMPs are designed to protect and improve the quality of our water environment. Good quality water is essential for wildlife, agriculture and business to thrive. And is one of the means for boosting regeneration (both structural and economic), recreation and tourism.
These updated 2015 plans build on the work already done to protect and improve over 9,320 miles of our rivers over the last 5 years. They set out how a minimum of 680 (14%) of waters will improve over the next 6 years from around £3 billion investment.
To see the plans please click here.