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Water Environment (Water Framework Directive) (England and Wales) Regulations 2003 (S.I. 3242 of 2003).

Country/Territory
United Kingdom
Territorial subdivision
England
Document type
Regulation
Date
2003
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Water
Keyword
Freshwater resources management Policy/planning Monitoring Potable water Water conservation zone Registration Basin/catchment/watershed Inland waters
Geographical area
Atlantic Ocean Islands, Europe, Europe and Central Asia, North Atlantic, North Sea, North-East Atlantic, Northern Europe
Entry into force notes
Entry into force on 2 January 2004.
Abstract

These Regulations make provision for the purpose of implementing in river basin districts within England and Wales Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy. The Regulations require a new strategic planning process to be established for the purposes of managing, protecting and improving the quality of water resources. That process applies to river basin districts identified by regulation 4. These are river basin districts that are wholly in England, wholly in Wales or partly in England and partly in Wales, but not river basin districts that are partly in Scotland. General responsibility for ensuring that the Directive is given effect in those districts is placed on the "appropriate authority". The Environment Agency is required to carry out detailed monitoring and analysis in relation to each river basin district (reg. 5 and 9), and the appropriate authority must ensure that appropriate economic analysis is also carried out (reg. 6). Certain waters used for the abstraction of drinking water must be identified (reg. 7) and a register must be established of those waters and certain other protected areas (reg. 8). The results of the Agency's technical work, the environmental objectives and proposals for programmes of measures must be brought together in the preparation of a river basin management plan for each river basin district. The Agency is to prepare draft plans, after public involvement. Those plans must contain details of the results of the prior technical and planning work that will have been done, along with the environmental objectives and programmes of measures proposed for each district. Plans are subject to approval by the appropriate authority and must be periodically reviewed. The Secretary of State, the Assembly, the Agency and other public bodies are required to have regard to river basin management plans and to any supplementary plans in exercising their functions in relation to river basin districts.

Full text
English
Website
www.opsi.gov.uk

References - Legislation

Implements

Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy.

Legislation | European Union | 2000 (2014)

Keyword: Marine pollution, Potable water, Toxicity/poisoning, Food quality control/food safety, Basic legislation, Pollution control, Effluent waste water/discharge, Hazardous substances, Data collection/reporting, Freshwater resources management, Freshwater pollution, Surface water, Groundwater, Water quality standards, Water conservation zone, Registration, River basin institution, Institution, Basin/catchment/watershed, Right to water, Transboundary effects, International relations/cooperation, Sustainable development, Sustainable use, Pesticides, Human rights, Inland waters

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

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

Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 (Commencement No. 1, Consequential, Transitional and Savings Provisions) (England and Wales) Order 2010 (S.I. No. 630 (C. 42) of 2010).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2010

Keyword: Institution, Cartilaginous fishes, Coastal zone management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Natural Resources Body for Wales (Functions) Order 2013 (S.I. No. 755 (W.90) of 2013).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2013

Keyword: Agricultural development, Policy/planning, Institution, Environmental planning

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Environment (Water Framework Directive) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (S.I. 1623 of 2015).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2015

Keyword: Freshwater resources management, Policy/planning, Monitoring, Potable water, Water conservation zone, Freshwater pollution, Institution, Basin/catchment/watershed, Pollution control, Inland waters

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Environment (Water Framework Directive) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (S.I. 138 of 2016).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2016

Keyword: Marine pollution, Aquaculture, Crustaceans, Aquatic animals, Freshwater resources management, Monitoring, Water conservation zone, Freshwater pollution, Institution, Basin/catchment/watershed, Pollution control, Inland waters

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Repealed by

Water Environment (Water Framework Directive) (England and Wales) Regulations 2017 (S.I. 407 of 2017).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2017

Keyword: Environmental standards, Environmental planning, Policy/planning, Standards, Protection of environment, Freshwater resources management, Monitoring, Potable water, Water conservation zone, Registration, Basin/catchment/watershed, Groundwater, Sustainable development, Ecosystem preservation, Inland waters, Water quality standards, Protected area

Source: FAO, FAOLEX