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Water Act 2014 (Chapter 21).

Country/Territory
United Kingdom
Document type
Legislation
Date
2014 (2018)
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Long title
An Act to make provision about the water industry; about compensation for modification of licences to abstract water; about main river maps; about records of waterworks; for the regulation of the water environment; about the provision of flood insurance for household premises; about internal drainage boards; about Regional Flood and Coastal Committees; and for connected purposes.
Subject
Environment gen., Water
Keyword
Ecosystem preservation Hazards Coastal zone management Framework law Basic legislation Freshwater resources management Institution Inland waters Water supply Sewerage Authorization/permit Water abstraction Water quality standards Water shortage/drought Flood Drainage/land reclamation Freshwater pollution Effluent waste water/discharge Governance Water rights Waterworks Monitoring Enforcement/compliance Offences/penalties Pollution control
Geographical area
Atlantic Ocean Islands, Europe, Europe and Central Asia, North Atlantic, North Sea, North-East Atlantic, Northern Europe
Entry into force notes
Provisions of this Act enter into force upon royal assent.
Abstract

This Act brings about a reform of legislation concerning the water industry and management and conservation of water resources and related environmental matters in the United Kingdom. The purpose of the Act is to: reform the water industry to make it more innovative and responsive to customers and to increase the resilience of water supplies to natural hazards such as drought and floods to bring forward measures to address the availability and affordability of insurance for those households at high flood risk and ensure a smooth transition to the free market over the longer term. The Act consists of 6 Parts: Water industry (1); Water resources (2); Environmental regulation (3); Flood insurance (4); Miscellaneous (5); General and final (6). The Act makes extensive amendments to the Water Industry Act 1991 with respect to the water licensing regime and a sewerage licensing regime. It focuses mainly on retail market arrangements in the water industry across the United Kingdom.

Full text
English
Website
www.opsi.gov.uk

References - Legislation

Amends

Water Act 2003 (Chapter 37).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2003 (2015)

Keyword: Basic legislation, Water supply, Freshwater resources management, Institution, Inland waters, Irrigation, Freshwater pollution, Flood, Water shortage/drought, Waterworks, Water abstraction, Authorization/permit, Access-to-information, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Flood and Water Management Act 2010 (Cap. 29).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2010

Keyword: Inland fisheries, Coastal zone management, Cultural heritage, Inland waters, Waterworks, Flood, Tax/levy, Institution, Drainage/land reclamation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Industry Act 1991 (Chapter 56).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 1991

Keyword: Water supply, Sewerage, Institution, Waterworks, Potable water, Effluent waste water/discharge, Water charges, Industrial water use, Irrigation, Access-to-information, Pollution control, Freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Land Drainage Act 1991 (Chapter 59).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 1991 (2017)

Keyword: Basic legislation, Drainage/land reclamation, Freshwater resources management, Institution, Inland waters, Waterworks, Flood, Water charges

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Act 1989 (Chapter 15).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 1989 (2017)

Keyword: Inland fisheries, Pollution control, Soil pollution/quality, Basic legislation, Institution, Non-governmental entity, River basin institution, Freshwater pollution, Flood, Navigation, Water conservation zone, Water supply, Water quality standards, Sewerage, Freshwater resources management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999 (Chapter 24).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 1999 (2020)

Keyword: Pollution control, Institution, Waste management, Waste disposal

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Resources Act 1991 (Chapter 57).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 1991 (2018)

Keyword: Tax/levy, Basic legislation, Institution, Inland waters, Navigation, Irrigation, Freshwater pollution, Flood, Water shortage/drought, Freshwater resources management, River basin institution, Waterworks, Water abstraction, Authorization/permit, Access-to-information, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

Water Act 2014 (Commencement No. 15 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2015 (S.I. No. No. 1938 (C. 119) of 2015).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2015

Keyword: Freshwater resources management, Institution, Water supply

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Flood Reinsurance (Scheme Funding and Administration) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 1902 of 2015).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2015

Keyword: Hazards, Flood, Tax/levy, Liability/compensation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Flood Reinsurance (Scheme and Scheme Administrator Designation) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 1875 of 2015).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2015

Keyword: Flood, Institution, Policy/planning

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Act 2014 (Commencement No. 3 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 773 (C. 43)).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2015

Keyword: Ecosystem preservation, Freshwater resources management, Institution, Water supply

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Act 2014 (Commencement No. 6 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2016 (S.I. No. No. 465 (C. 26) of 2016).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2016

Keyword: Water supply, Sewerage, Authorization/permit, Access-to-information

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water and Sewerage Undertakers (Exit from Non-household Retail Market) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 744 of 2016).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2016

Keyword: Water supply, Sewerage, Authorization/permit, Potable water, Non-governmental entity, Business/industry/corporations, Consumer protection, Contract/agreement, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Act 2014 (Commencement No. 7 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2016 (S.I. No. No. 1007 (C. 69).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2016

Keyword: Water supply, Sewerage, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Act 2014 (Consequential Amendments etc.) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 506 of 2018).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2017

Keyword: Water supply, Sewerage, Authorization/permit, Potable water, Sustainable use

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Floods and Water (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 558 of 2019).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2019

Keyword: Flood, Water supply, Sustainable development, Freshwater pollution, Water rights, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Environment (Wales) Act 2016 (2016 anaw 3).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2016

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Emissions, Environmental standards, Pollution control, Standards, Protection of environment, Framework law, Institution, Ecosystem preservation, Environmental planning, Climate change, Coastal zone management, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties, Policy/planning, Fishery management and conservation, Marine fisheries, Crustaceans, Aquatic animals, Soil pollution/quality, Waste management, Waste disposal, Freshwater resources management, Sustainable development, Flood, Hazards, Sewerage, Biodiversity, Protection of habitats

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Environment Act 2021 (Chapter 30).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2021

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Emissions, Environmental planning, Environmental standards, Governance, Policy/planning, Pollution control, Standards, Protection of environment, Framework law, Environmental audit, EIA, Monitoring, Data collection/reporting, Research, Forest management/forest conservation, Forestry protection measures, Protection forest, Risk assessment/management, Organic waste, Packaging/labelling, Polluter pays principle, Transport/storage, Transboundary movement of waste, Waste management, Waste prevention, Subsidy/incentive, Drainage/land reclamation, Effluent waste water/discharge, Water quality standards, Freshwater resources management, Water shortage/drought, Priorities, Freshwater pollution, Water abstraction, Basic legislation, Ecosystem preservation, Biodiversity, Endangered species, Protected area, Protection of habitats, Protection of species, Traceability/product tracing

Source: FAO, FAOLEX