We have launched a consultation seeking your views on the challenges our waters face and the choices we all need to make to improve and protect this vital and precious resource.

Your responses to this consultation will help shape the future approach to managing the water environment and will be used to update the existing river basin management plans in 2021.

The Challenges and Choices consultation seeks your views on:

  • the challenges that threaten the water environment
  • how we can work together to manage our waters
  • who should pay

Our ‘Small Changes, Big Picture’ films are online now to help you learn about the challenges facing water today and what you can do to help. Watch the trailer on Environment Agency TV

We invite you to submit your views to us via the link below. The closing date for receipt of your comments is 24 April 2020.

Opening date: 24 October 2019

Closing date: 24 April 2020

Phil Lodge

Deputy Director, Operations Catchment Services

Environment Agency

How to respond:

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If you have any queries please email RBMPConsultation@environment-agency.gov.uk