Severn River Basin Management Plan 2021-2027
River basin management plans (RBMPs) describe the challenges that threaten the water environment and how these challenges can be managed and funded.
Our rivers, lakes, wetlands, ground waters, estuaries and coastal waters - including those in protected areas - all fall under these plans.
We update the plans every six years. Through this process we develop our understanding on the state of the water environment, the pressures acting upon it and what measures are required to improve and protect it by using existing and new evidence.
Severn river basin management plan
The Environment Agency lead on the Severn river basin management plan.
We work with the Environment Agency, and partners, to ensure that the appropriate collaborative arrangements are in place for planning and managing the cross-border catchment for the Severn river basin district.
Welsh part of the Severn river basin management plan
The summary describes:
- the current state of the water environment
- pressures affecting the water environment
- environmental objectives for protecting and improving the waters
- the programme of measures and actions needed to achieve the objectives
- progress since the 2015 plan
Evidence and data about the water environment
Find information on the current state of the water environment in Wales, measures and objectives for improving it, and opportunity catchments at Water Watch Wales.
Protected areas in river basin districts
Search the register of protected areas in the Welsh part of the Severn river basin district for information on:
- drinking water protected areas
- bathing (recreational) waters
- European sites
- nutrient sensitive areas
How the plans for Wales were developed
A summary of the technical, economic and engagement process used to develop the Severn river basin management plan in Wales: