Wales ‘not yet sustainably managing its water’, says Welsh government

The Welsh government has launched its second statutory consultation on the Water Framework Directive, aimed at finding a solution for the “significant water management issues” identified across the country.

Responses to the six-month consultation, which closes in December, will feed into the third River Basin Management Plans and the next State of Natural Resources Report (SoNaRR) required under the Environment Act, according to Natural Resources Wales (NRW). 

The consultation document noted that while the latest SoNaRR had set out some of the progress that has been made to improve water quality and connectivity of rivers in Wales over the last 25 years, it concluded that the country was not yet achieving sustainable management of water. 

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