Open consultation

River basin planning: Challenges and Choices


We're seeking your views on the challenges our waters face and the choices we all need to make to help tackle those challenges. Your responses will help shape the management of the water environment.

This consultation is being held on another website.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

The current river basin management plans were published in February 2016. The plans must be reviewed and updated every 6 years.

The second consultation on updating the plans is the Challenges and Choices consultation. We seek your views on:

  • the challenges that limit the benefits society obtains from the water environment in the river basin districts in England (the challenges)
  • the best way to address these issues (the choices)

The information we gather through this consultation will help us update the current river basin management plans. We will publish and consult on draft plans in 2020. We are required to do this by the Water Framework Directive.

Find out more about river basin planning and future consultations on the river basin management consultations webpage.

Published 24 October 2019