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Overall water legislation/policies

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This section covers cross-cutting legislation and policies which affect multiple water topics. For more specific legislation or policies please see the individual sections:

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21 July 2011: Direction to the Environment Agency – The Chemical Analysis of Water Status (Technical Specifications) Directions 2011 published ISBN 978-0-85521-498-2 (PDF 90KB) published.

Water Framework Directive

The Water Framework Directive (WFD) is designed to improve and integrate the way water bodies are managed throughout Europe. Find out more.

Water White Paper

The White Paper will be a vehicle to drive forward the commitment in the coalition agreement to “examine the conclusions of the Cave and Walker Reviews, and reform the water industry to ensure more efficient use of water and the protection of poorer households”. Find out more.

Draft Waste Water National Policy Statement

Consultation into the draft Waste Water National Policy Statement ended on 22 February 2011. Read the consultation document, FAQs and annexes…

The Flood and Water Management Act 2010

The Flood and Water Management Act 2010 will help tackle bad debt in the water industry, improve the affordability of water bills for certain groups and individuals, and help ensure continuity of water supplies to the consumer.

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