Issue date: 17th July 2013
The Environment Agency has launched a major consultation on Water for life and livelihoods: Challenges and choices. This is available on the EA website. It affects all aspects of water management and there are implications for navigation and recreation on all waterways, regardless of navigation authority.
There is a national Challenges and Choices consultation document for England, and one for each river basin district. Alongside each river basin district consultation there is also a strategic environmental assessment scoping document that views are sought on. Further information about river basin districts, catchments, water bodies and the river basin management planning process can also be found on the EA website.