Policy paper

Adur and Ouse abstraction licensing strategy

Sets out how the Environment Agency manages water resources in the catchment.


Adur & Ouse Abstraction licensing strategy: A licensing strategy to manage water resources sustainably

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The Environment Agency produced the licensing strategy using evidence gathered during its catchment abstraction management strategy (CAMS) process.

See also the Environment Agency’s publication Managing Water Abstraction, which details the over-arching principles used when managing abstraction licences.

Published 15 April 2013
Last updated 8 April 2019 + show all updates
  1. Abstraction management strategies have been updated with the latest information on water resource availability.

  2. First published.