Collection

River basin management plans

River basin management plans (RBMP) set out measures to improve water in rivers, lakes, estuaries, coasts and in groundwater.

River basin management plans (RBMPs) are drawn up for the 10 river basin districts in England and Wales as a requirement of the water framework directive. The Dee and Western Wales river basin districts are now managed by Natural Resources Wales (NRW).

The Solway Tweed river basin district, which includes catchments in England and Scotland, is jointly managed by the Environment Agency (EA) and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA). The Solway Tweed river basin management plan is available from the SEPA website.

Consultations

The plans have been developed through consultations with organisations and individuals. They contain the main issues for the water environment and information on what we all need to do to tackle these issues.

The Environment Agency is consulting on updates to the existing plans until 10 April 2015.

Respond to the consultation: River Basin Management Plans.

NRW is consulting on the draft updates to the Dee and Western Wales river basin management plans from 10 October 2014 for 6 months.

Respond to the river basin district consultations in Wales.

The Solway Tweed river basin district is jointly managed by the EA and SEPA. The consultation to inform the second river basin management plan will be launched on 20 November 2014, and will be open for a period of six months.

Current river basin management plans

  1. Anglian district river basin management plan

    • 9 May 2014
    • Policy paper
  2. Humber district river basin management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  3. Northumbria district river basin management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  4. North West district river basin management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  5. Severn district river basin management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  6. South East river basin management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  7. South West river basin management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper
  8. Thames river basin management plan

    • 1 December 2009
    • Policy paper