Title

Website address

England and Wales - Government Organisations

Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

http://www.defra.gov.uk

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)

http://www.local.gov.uk/

Water Services Regulation Authority (OFWAT)

http://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

http://gov.wales/

Title

Website address

Scotland - Government Organisations

Scottish Parliament

http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/home.htm

Scottish Government

http://www.gov.scot/

Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)

http://www.sepa.org.uk

Title

Website address

Northern Ireland - Government Organisations

Department of Environment, Northern Ireland

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

Northern Ireland Environment Agency

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

Northern Ireland Water

http://www.niwater.com/

Title

Website address

Republic of Ireland - Government Organisations

Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government

http://www.ahg.gov.ie/

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

http://www.agriculture.gov.ie

Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

The Department was established on the 1st of June 2011 on foot of the reorganisation of Government Departments, bringing together functions from the former Department of Tourism, Culture and Sport, the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government and the Department of Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs. The Department oversees the conservation, preservation, protection and presentation of Ireland's heritage and cultural assets.  The Department also seeks to promote the Irish language and to support the Gaeltacht.

(http://www.ahg.gov.ie/en/)

Department of Education and Skills

http://www.education.ie/en/

Department of Communications,
Energy and Natural Resources

http://www.dcenr.gov.ie/

Environmental Protection Agency

http://www.epa.ie

Title

Website address

European Union - Government Organisations

European Commission (EC)

http://ec.europa.eu/index_en.htm

European Environment Agency

http://www.eea.europa.eu/

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

http://icm.eionet.europa.eu/ 

Title

Website address

Water Framework Directive

Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130402151656/http://archive.defra.gov.uk
/environment/quality/water/wfd/

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130123162956/http:/www.defra.gov.uk
/environment/quality/water/legislation/water-framework-directive/

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

Department of Environment, Northern Ireland

http://www.doeni.gov.uk/index/protect_the_environment/water/water_framework_directive_.htm

Environment Agency (EA)

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20131203145522/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

http://www.doeni.gov.uk/niea/water/wfd.htm

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/water/quality/improving-water-quality/?lang=en

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

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

Northern Ireland and cross border River Basin Districts with Ireland

http://www.doeni.gov.uk/niea/irbdmap.pdf

River Basin
Districts in
England
and Wales

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130402151656/http://archive.defra.gov.uk
/environment/quality/water/wfd/documents/map-englandwales.pdf

Sniffer

http://www.sniffer.org.uk/knowledge-hubs/resilient-catchments/water-framework-directive-and-uktag-co-ordination/

Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)

http://www.sepa.org.uk/water/water_regulation.aspx

Scottish Government

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

UK cross border River Basin Districts

(Northumbria)

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130402151656/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

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

http://www.wfduk.org

Welsh Government

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

WFD CIRCA

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

http://www.anglianwater.co.uk

Northern Ireland Water

http://www.niwater.com/

Northumbrian Water

http://www.nwl.co.uk

Scottish Water

http://www.scottishwater.co.uk

Severn-Trent Water Ltd

http://www.stwater.co.uk

South West Water Ltd

http://www.swwater.co.uk

Southern Water

http://www.southernwater.co.uk

Thames Water

http://www.thameswater.co.uk

United Utilities plc

http://www.unitedutilities.com

Welsh Water (Dwr Cymru)

http://www.dwrcymru.com

Wessex Water

http://www.wessexwater.co.uk

Yorkshire Water

http://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

http://www.bristolwater.co.uk

Cambridge Water

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

Cholderton & District Water Company

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

Dee Valley Water plc

http://www.deevalleywater.co.uk/

Essex & Suffolk Water

http://www.eswater.co.uk

Portsmouth Water Ltd

http://www.portsmouthwater.co.uk

South East Water

http://www.southeastwater.co.uk

South Staffordshire Water plc

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

Sutton & East Surrey Water

http://www.waterplc.com

Title

Website address

Other Water Industry

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

http://www.futurewaterassociation.com/

Sustainable Water Industry Group
(SWIG)

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

Water Active

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

Water UK

http://www.water.org.uk

UK Water Industry Research (UKWIR)

http://www.ukwir.org

Title

Website description and/or address

Island Water Authorities

Guernsey Water

http://www.water.gg/

Jersey Water

http://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 Institution of Ecology and
Environmental Management (CIEEM)

http://www.cieem.net

 

Chartered Institution of Water and
Environmental Management (CIWEM)

http://www.ciwem.org

Country Land & Business Association

http://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)

http://www.ice.org.uk

International Water Association (IWA)

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

Society for the Environment (SocEnv)

http://www.socenv.org.uk
 

Title

Website address

Societies, Trusts, Campaigns, Charities

British Trust for Ornithology (BTO)

http://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.

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

Groundwork

http://www.groundwork.org.uk

Marine Conservation Society

http://www.mcsuk.org

National Trust (NT)

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk

National Trust for Scotland (NTS)

http://www.nts.org.uk

Rivers Trust

http://www.theriverstrust.org/

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)

http://www.rspb.org.uk

WaterAid

http://www.wateraid.org.uk

Wildlife Trusts

http://www.wildlifetrusts.org

Woodland Trust

http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk

WWF

http://www.wwf.org.uk 

Title

Website address

Associations, Agencies, Boards, Forums

Association of Drainage Authorities

http://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.

http://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'.

http://www.scottishcanals.co.uk/

Communications and Management for Sustainability (CMS)

http://cmscoms.com

Forest Service of Northern Ireland

http://www.dardni.gov.uk/index/forestry.htm

Forestry Commission

http://www.forestry.gov.uk

International Network of Basin Organisations

http://www.inbo-news.org

Inland Fisheries Ireland

http://www.fisheriesireland.ie/

Joint Nature Conservation Committee

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

 

Marine Institute, Ireland

http://www.marine.ie

Natural England

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

Salmon & Trout Conservation UK

http://www.salmon-trout.org

Scottish Natural Heritage

http://www.snh.gov.uk/

Title

Website address

Education

Anglian Water Education Resources

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

Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water - Living and Learning with Water

http://www.livingandlearningwithwater.com/

Project WET - Water Education for Teachers

http://www.projectwet.org/

http://www.discoverwater.org/

Thames Water Educational Resources

http://www.thameswater.co.uk/about-us/3494.htm

Scotish Water
- Education

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

Yorkshire Water
- Education

https://www.yorkshirewater.com/education

 

Title

Website address

Agriculture

Farmers Weekly Interactive

http://www.fwi.co.uk

National Farmers Union (NFU)

http://www.nfuonline.com

Title

Website address

Research Institutes, Consultants

ADAS

http://www.adas.co.uk

Aqua Enviro

http://www.aquaenviro.co.uk/

Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

http://www.ceh.ac.uk/

DHI

http://www.dhigroup.com/

FUTERRA

http://www.futerra.co.uk

Greenfacts

http://www.greenfacts.org

HR Wallingford

http://www.hrwallingford.com/

Intertek Energy and Water Consultancy Services

http://www.intertek.com/wind-wave-tidal/energy-water-consulting/

WRc plc

http://www.wrcplc.co.uk

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