Closed consultation

Improving our management of water in the environment

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Summary

Seeking views on proposals to modernise water regulation and allow better long-term planning of water resources and drainage.

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Consultation description

We want to know what you think about our proposals for improving long-term planning of water resources and drainage. We’re also asking about our proposals to modernise water regulation. These include:

  • reforming abstraction licensing to clarify when Environment Agency can amend licences
  • amending laws to allow a new charging methodology for Internal Drainage Boards
  • making the Somerset Rivers Authority a flood Risk Management Authority
  • modernising the process for modifying water company licence conditions

We also want to begin discussions around raising funds to deal with flooding and coastal erosion.

Published 15 January 2019