A new report from the LGA following a policy inquiry to investigate and understand the root causes of nutrient pollution and over extraction of water. The result of which has meant around 20,000 new homes a year have been put on hold as a result legal protections to clean and protect water ways.


The report explores the challenges that councils and other stakeholders are facing, and sets out recommendations for action, summarising a number of short term and long-term solutions. The report includes a call to action for enhance partnership working in a whole-system approach. With the aim of improving river quality and water quantity, in response to increasing risk from pollution, overconsumption, environmental degradation, biodiversity loss and climate change.


Read the report from Local Government Association

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