Significant Water Management Issues: Public Consultation – Analysis of Submissions

Final Summary Report

Sept 2021

Part of the wider ongoing engagement with stakeholders and advisory groups on the production of River Basin Management Plans, each EU Member state is required to publish and make available for comments an interim overview of the significant water management issues (SWMI) identified in the river basin, at least two years before the beginning of the period to which the RBMP relates.

Of all of the priorities in the RBMP, tackling the pressures from Agriculture was seen to be the most relevant. This included reducing agricultural runoff into rivers and lakes and addressing the use of hazardous chemicals / pesticides on farms. Preventing further deterioration, investing in Urban Waste Water Treatment and the protection of Drinking Water Catchments were also commonly mentioned as being the most relevant priority.

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