South Western River Basin District Project
Dept. of Environment, Community and Local Government
RPS and Mott MacDonald Pettit were commissioned by the Dept. of Environment, Community, and Local Government as consultant on the South Western River Basin District Project.
A multi-disciplinary approach was adopted, with specialist project teams addressing specific areas of interest while maintaining communication with other teams and stakeholders, under the coordination of an overall project core team.
The project included:
extensive data collection
characterisation of the district, it’s waters, pressures and physical characteristics
development of a database of municipal and industrial point source pressures
application of cost effectiveness analysis in relation to certain measures
establishment of a WFD-compliant monitoring programme
establishment of the status of all waters in the district;
development of clear objectives and a programme of measures to achieve these objectives
development of River Basin Management Plans
development of an environmental management system
Strategic Environmental Assessment and Habitats Directive Assessment
significant stakeholder consultation and public participation.