April 2019, Manchester
Flexible approaches to water quality permitting are currently under development, but we are still not getting the basics right in terms of preventing diffuse agricultural pollution or ensuring that equipment is maintained/calibrated at smaller, remote works.
To date, the emphasis has been on point-source reduction of phosphorus, but it is increasingly clear that background concentrations are making WFD compliance impossible to deliver this approach – and that other (diffuse) phosphorus sources need to be managed.
To do this effectively requires a catchment level approach using skills that are not necessarily core to WaSCs. There are various catchment level intiatives – but how well are they doing, and how much more can be done?
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