The 31 local authorities coordinate water quality management across a five-region structure: Border, Midlands and East; South East, South West and West. The structure allows for collaboration and knowledge sharing relating to the delivery of improvement measures at both regional and local levels. This ensures a consistent approach across the regions (and, for the Border committee, engagement also with Northern Ireland agencies). LAWPRO provides a secretariat to both the Regional Management Committees and Regional Operational Committees.
Regional Water and Environment Management Committees
A local authority Chief Executive chairs each of the five Regional Management Committee (RMC). The committees are a vital link between decision making at higher levels in the RBMP Governance Structure and implementation of plans by local authorities. A regional operational committee supports each regional management committee.
Regional Operational Committees
Each of the five regions has a Regional Operational Committee (ROC), with membership including operational staff from the respective local authorities and 23 different public bodies. A Director of Services chairs these committees, which allow for effective knowledge transfer and tracking of progress on implementation of measures set out in the RBMP.
Under the AIE Regs to request
- membership of each (of 5) Regional Water and Environment Management Committee, and Regional Operational Committee
- schedule/dates of meetings of each committee
- agendas of meetings
- minutes of meetings
- reports submitted to and/or commissioned by each Regional Water and Environment Management Committee, and Regional Operational Committee
For the purposes of this AIE please include the period 2019 to 2021