Title

Website address

England and Wales - Government Organisations

Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-
environment-food-rural-affairs

Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI)

http://dwi.defra.gov.uk/

Environment Agency (EA)

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/environment-agency

Local Government Association (LGA)

https://www.local.gov.uk/

Water Services Regulation Authority (OFWAT)

https://www.ofwat.gov.uk

National Assembly for Wales

http://www.assembly.wales

Natural Resources Wales

https://naturalresources.wales/

From 1 April 2013, Natural Resources Wales brings together the work of the Countryside Council for Wales, Environment Agency Wales and Forestry Commission Wales, as well as some functions of Welsh Government.

Welsh Government

https://gov.wales/

Title

Website address

Scotland - Government Organisations

Scottish Parliament

http://www.parliament.scot/

Scottish Government

https://www.gov.scot/

Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)

https://www.sepa.org.uk

Title

Website address

Northern Ireland - Government Organisations

Department of Environment, Northern Ireland

http://www.doeni.gov.uk/

The functions and services delivered by the Department of the Environment (DOE) have been transferred to new departments.

eg. Water - Protecting the aquatic environment by regulating water quality and hydrological processes – See Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

 

Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/

Northern Ireland Environment Agency

The Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) is an Executive Agency within the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs.

https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/northern-ireland-environment-agency

 

Northern Ireland Water

http://www.niwater.com/

Title

Website address

Republic of Ireland - Government Organisations

Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government

https://www.housing.gov.ie/

This Department is now responsible for Water and the WFD as the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government no longer exists.

 

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

http://www.agriculture.gov.ie

Department of Rural and Community Developments

https://drcd.gov.ie/

 

Department of Education and Skills

https://www.education.ie/en/

Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment

https://www.dccae.gov.ie

Environmental Protection Agency

http://www.epa.ie

Title

Website address

European Union - Government Organisations

European Commission (EC)

https://ec.europa.eu/commission/index_en

European Environment Agency

https://www.eea.europa.eu/

European Topic Centre on Inland, Coastal and Marine waters (ETC/ICM)

https://icm.eionet.europa.eu/ 

Title

Website address

Water Framework Directive

Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
(DEFRA)

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130402162527/
http://archive.defra.gov.uk/environment/quality/water/wfd/

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130123214401/
http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/quality/water/legislation/water-framework-directive/

https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/water-quality

http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/page-1375

Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/articles/water-framework-directive

https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/articles/delivery-and-public-participation

https://appsd.daera-ni.gov.uk/RiverBasinViewer/

https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/publications/niea-river-basin-viewer-related-documents

Environment Agency (EA)

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20140223124641/http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/research/planning/33362.aspx

https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/water-quality

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/2010-to-2015-government-policy-water-quality/2010-to-2015-government-policy-water-quality#appendix-5-working-better-together-in-river-basin-districts

Northern Ireland Environment Agency

https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/northern-ireland-environment-agency

https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/sites/default/files/publications/daera/NIEA%20Business%20Plan%202016-17.PDF

Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland

http://www.epa.ie/water/watmg/wfd/

European Commission DG Environment

(http://ec.europa.eu/environment/water/water-framework/index_en.html)

Natural Resources Wales

http://naturalresources.wales/guidance-and-advice/environmental-topics/water-management-and-quality/water-quality/improving-water-quality/?lang=en

North Sea Regional and Local Implementation of the WFD (NOLIMP-WFD)

http://archive.northsearegion.eu/iiib/projectpresentation/details/&tid=57&theme=4

River Basin
Districts in
England
and Wales

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130403034201/http://archive.defra.gov.uk/environment/quality/water/wfd/documents/map-englandwales.pdf

Sniffer

https://www.sniffer.org.uk/water-framework-directive-river-basin-management-plans-niea-pdf

Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)

https://www.sepa.org.uk/regulations/water/

Scottish Government

https://www.gov.scot/Topics/Environment/Water/15561/WFD

https://beta.gov.scot/policies/water/water-environment/

UK cross border River Basin Districts

(Northumbria)

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130403034221/http://archive.defra.gov.uk/environment/quality/water/wfd/documents/map-northumbria.pdf

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/river-basin-management-plan-northumbria-district

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/river-basin-management-plans-2015#northumbria-river-basin-district-rbmp:-2015

UK Technical Advisory Group for the Water Framework Directive (UKTAG)

http://www.wfduk.org

Welsh Government

https://gov.wales/topics/environmentcountryside/epq/waterflooding/legislation/waterframework/?lang=en

WFD CIRCABC

CIRCABC (Communication and Information Resource Centre for Administrations, Businesses and Citizens) is a web-based service provided by the European Commission.

http://ec.europa.eu/environment/water/water-framework/iep/index_en.htm

WFD Ireland

http://www.wfdireland.ie

Title

Website address

Water Companies (water and sewerage)

Anglian Water

https://www.anglianwater.co.uk

Northern Ireland Water

https://www.niwater.com/

Northumbrian Water

https://www.nwl.co.uk

Scottish Water

https://www.scottishwater.co.uk

Severn-Trent Water Ltd

https://www.stwater.co.uk

South West Water Ltd

https://www.southwestwater.co.uk/

Southern Water

https://www.southernwater.co.uk

Thames Water

https://www.thameswater.co.uk

United Utilities plc

https://www.unitedutilities.com

Welsh Water (Dwr Cymru)

https://www.dwrcymru.com

Wessex Water

http://www.wessexwater.co.uk

Yorkshire Water

https://www.yorkshirewater.com

Title

Website address

Water Companies (water supply)

Affinity Water - Central Region
(formerly Veolia Water Central)

https://www.affinitywater.co.uk/index.aspx

Affinity Water - East Region
(formerly Veolia Water East)

https://www.affinitywater.co.uk/index.aspx

Affinity Water - Southeast Region
(formerly Veolia Water Southeast)

https://www.affinitywater.co.uk/index.aspx

Bournemouth Water

http://www.bournemouthwater.co.uk/

Bristol Water

https://www.bristolwater.co.uk

Cambridge Water

http://www.cambridge-water.co.uk

Cholderton & District Water Company

http://www.choldertonwater.co.uk/

Essex & Suffolk Water

https://www.eswater.co.uk

Hafren Dyfrdwy

Hafren Dyfrdwy, which means Severn Dee (the two major rivers in the area), brings together all the Welsh customers previously served by Severn Trent and by Dee Valley Water. The changes also mean that anyone who was previously a Dee Valley Water customer in England has moved to Severn Trent.

https://www.hdcymru.co.uk/

Portsmouth Water Ltd

https://www.portsmouthwater.co.uk

South East Water

https://www.southeastwater.co.uk

South Staffordshire Water plc

https://www.south-staffs-water.co.uk

SES Water (formerly Sutton & East Surrey Water)

https://www.waterplc.co/index.asp

Title

Website address

Other Water Industry

Future Water Association
(formerly Society of British Water and Wastewater Industries SBWWI)

https://www.futurewaterassociation.com/

Sustainable Water Industry Group
(SWIG)

http://www.sustainablewater.org.uk/

UK Water Industry Research (UKWIR)

https://www.ukwir.org

Water Active

http://www.wateractive.co.uk/

Water UK

https://www.water.org.uk

Waterwise

http://waterwise.org.uk

Water Efficiency Strategy for the UK – June 2017

http://www.waterwise.org.uk/resources.php/67/water-efficiency-strategy-for-the-uk

Water Efficiency Strategy for the UK: delivering changes in Wales – January 2018

http://www.waterwise.org.uk/water-efficiency-strategy-for-the-uk-delivering-changes-in-wales/

 

Title

Website description and/or address

Island Water Authorities

Guernsey Water

http://www.water.gg/

Jersey Water

https://www.jerseywater.je

Manx Utilities Authority
(formed by the merger of the Manx Electricity Authority with the Isle of Man Water and Sewerage Authority in 2014)

https://www.manxutilities.im/

Title

Website address

Professional Associations

Chartered Institute of Ecology and
Environmental Management
(CIEEM)

https://www.cieem.net

 

Chartered Institution of Water and
Environmental Management (CIWEM)

https://www.ciwem.org

Country Land & Business Association

https://www.cla.org.uk

European Water Association

http://www.ewa-online.eu/

Institute of Water

https://www.instituteofwater.org.uk/

Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)

https://www.ice.org.uk

International Water Association (IWA)

http://www.iwa-network.org/

Society for the Environment (SocEnv)

https://www.socenv.org.uk
 

Title

Website address

Societies, Trusts, Campaigns, Charities

British Trust for Ornithology (BTO)

https://www.bto.org

Campaign to Protect Rural England

http://www.cpre.org.uk 

Canal & River Trust

A new waterways charity, replacing British Waterways in 2012.

(https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/)

Groundwork

http://www.groundwork.org.uk

Marine Conservation Society

https://www.mcsuk.org

National Trust (NT)

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk

National Trust for Scotland (NTS)

https://www.nts.org.uk

Rivers Trust

http://www.theriverstrust.org/

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)

https://www.rspb.org.uk

WaterAid

https://www.wateraid.org.uk

Wildlife Trusts

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org

Woodland Trust

http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk

WWF

https://www.wwf.org.uk 

Title

Website address

Associations, Agencies, Boards, Forums

Association of Drainage Authorities

https://ada.org.uk

British Water

http://www.britishwater.co.uk

British Waterways

http://www.britishwaterways.co.uk

On 2 July 2012, British Waterways ceased to exist in England and Wales and in its place Canal & River Trust was set up.

https://www.canalrivertrust.org.uk

In Scotland British Waterways continues to exist as a legal entity caring for the canals under the trading name 'Scottish Canals'.

https://www.scottishcanals.co.uk/

Communications and Management for Sustainability (CMS)

http://cmscoms.com

Forest Service of Northern Ireland

https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/topics/forestry

Forestry Commission

https://www.forestry.gov.uk

International Network of Basin Organisations

https://www.inbo-news.org

Inland Fisheries Ireland

https://www.fisheriesireland.ie/

Joint Nature Conservation Committee

http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/

 

Marine Institute, Ireland

https://www.marine.ie

Natural England

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/natural-england

Salmon & Trout Conservation UK

https://www.salmon-trout.org

Scottish Natural Heritage

https://www.nature.scot/

Title

Website address

Education

Anglian Water Education Resources

https://www.anglianwater.co.uk/community/education/resources/

Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water - Education

https://www.dwrcymru.com/education

Project WET - Water Education for Teachers

https://www.projectwet.org/

http://www.discoverwater.org/

Thames Water Educational Resources

https://corporate.thameswater.co.uk/About-us/community/schools

Scottish Water
- Education

https://www.scottishwater.co.uk/Clearer-fresher-learning

Yorkshire Water
- Education

https://www.yorkshirewater.com/education

 

Title

Website address

Agriculture

Farmers Weekly Interactive

https://www.fwi.co.uk

National Farmers Union (NFU)

https://www.nfuonline.com/home/

Title

Website address

Research Institutes, Consultants

ADAS

https://www.adas.co.uk

Aqua Enviro

https://www.aquaenviro.co.uk/

Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

https://www.ceh.ac.uk/

DHI

https://www.dhigroup.com/

FUTERRA

https://www.wearefuterra.com/

Greenfacts

https://www.greenfacts.org

HR Wallingford

http://www.hrwallingford.com/

Intertek Energy and Water Consultancy Services

http://www.intertek.com/energy-water/

WRc plc

http://www.wrcplc.co.uk

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