We urge all our catchment partners to input into the Environment Agency’s new consultation Challenges and Choices.

The responses to the consultation will be used by the Environment Agency to shape the future approach to the management of the water environment and to update the existing river basin management plans in 2021.

The consultation was launched in October 2019 and closes on 24th April 2020:


This is a crucial opportunity to share your views and ideas regarding:

  • The challenges that threaten the water environment
  • How we can work together to manage our waters
  • Who should pay


The consultation will address the biggest challenges facing the water environment. It is an online consultation and will present each challenge as a specific page:

  • Climate and biodiversity crisis
  • Changes to water levels and flows
  • Chemicals in the water environment
  • Invasive non-native species
  • Physical modifications
  • Plastics pollution
  • Pollution from abandoned mines
  • Pollution from agriculture and rural areas
  • Pollution from towns, cities and transport
  • Pollution from water industry wastewater

More detail will also be provided on the following pressures and issues: nitrate, phosphorus, faecal contamination, fine sediment, Natura 2000 and drinking water protected areas.

For more information contact your local Environment Agency catchment co-ordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting. From an original concept by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.