Title: England: Groundwater protection position statements 
Resource Type: document --> guidance / decision support 
Country: United Kingdom 
Language(s): English
Year: 2017 
Author 1/Producer: Environment Agency 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Report/Document number/description: LIT 7660 
Publisher Country: United Kingdom 
Publisher web link (root): http://www.gov.uk
Report / download web link (=direct link): https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/groundwater-prote ...  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->policy and regulatory
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Receptor: Water
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Risk assessment overview
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Tools and procedures
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater protection overview
Water resources and their management -->Water resources and their management Overview
Short description: How the Environment Agency carries out government policy for groundwater and adopts a risk-based approach where legislation allows. 
Long description: These position statements describe the Environment Agency’s approach to managing and protecting groundwater. They update Groundwater protection: principles and practice (GP3). This document helps anyone whose current or proposed activities have an impact on, or are affected by groundwater such as: developers planners environmental permit applicants and holders water abstractors Many of the approaches set out in the position statements are not statutory but may be included in, or referenced by, statutory guidance and legislation. Environment Agency staff use these position statements as a framework to make decisions on activities that could impact on groundwater. This clear approach aims to remove uncertainty and potentially inconsistent decision-making. 
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 19/03/2017