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Consultation Responses


The Society is often invited by Government departments, agencies and other organisations to provide a BHS response to external consultations. Members are encouraged to contact the Honorary Secretary or President if they are aware of open consultations for which they feel a hydrology-focused response from the Society may be relevant and to which they may wish to contribute. Responses inevitably require a considerable input of members’ time, but have been used to provide a clear hydrological voice on relevant issues.

In deciding whether to respond to a consultation request and formulating any subsequent response, the Society will apply the following policy:

BHS Policy on Society Responses to External Consultations

BHS submissions to previous consultations

Defra

Non-Agricultural Diffuse Water Pollution in England and Wales

(21.05.2007)

BHS response (pdf)

Defra

Mechanisms to deliver Water Framework Directive Requirements on Hydromorphology

(21.05.2007)

BHS response (pdf)

The Pitt Review

Summer 2007 Floods: BHS issues and comments

(21.09.2007)

BHS Submission (pdf)

Environment Agency

Water for People and the Environment

(23.10.2007)

BHS response (pdf)

Defra

Diffuse Sources of Water Pollution from Agriculture

(05.11.2007)

BHS response (pdf)

Defra

Revised Code of Good Agricultural Practice to Protect Water, Soil and Air Quality

(05.11.2007)

BHS response (pdf)

Environment Agency

Water Abstraction charges - 3rd consultation

(20.11.2007)

BHS response (pdf)

Scottish Office

The Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2005 – introducing emergency provisions and improving effectiveness

(20.12.2010)

BHS response (pdf)

ICE

ICE State of the Nation - Water report

(18.02.2012)

BHS response (pdf)

NERC

NERC Draft Strategy Document

(23.07.2013)

BHS response (pdf)

NERC

Review of NERC Research Centres

(29.08.2013)

BHS response (pdf)

ICE

ICE State of the Nation - Call for Evidence

(04.12.2013)

BHS response (pdf)