Farm Business Update 2014: Thetford, EA and Water Framework Directive

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Farm Business Update 2014: Thetford, EA and Water Framework Directive

  1. 1. The Water Framework Directive and the catchment based approach in your area Lou Mayer Catchment Co-ordinator for Cam and Ely Ouse Catchment & North West Norfolk Catchment
  2. 2. Anglian Region Defra Management Catchments
  3. 3. What is the WFD? Water Framework Directive (WFD) introduces river basin planning as a means to: Prevent deterioration and enhance the status of the water environment, including ground water Promote sustainable water use Reduce pollution Contribute to mitigating the effects of floods and droughts Brings together or replaces several current Directives. Habitats Directive site objectives can over-ride those of the WFD.
  4. 4. Some typical pressures UNCLASSIFIED 4 some farming practices surface water sewer abuse Invasive signal crayfish Phosphate from treated sewage discharges invasive Himalayan balsam Invasive fish species nutrient runoff surface water sewer abuse Poor morphology Use of pesticidesLow flow / over abstraction Barrier to fish passage
  5. 5. Map of your catchment UNCLASSIFIED 5
  6. 6. What are the main issues? 6
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  10. 10. UNCLASSIFIED 10 Keep soil in your field Fords & tracks near water Silt traps Keep livestock out of water
  11. 11. Catchment Partnerships UNCLASSIFIED 11
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  13. 13. The Pontbren Farmers Group
  14. 14. Summary In your area: Get involved: partnerships, CSF, FAS Make a difference: managing your soils and land sustainable Protect your resources and safeguard your business Key Actions: our key messages in one place

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