FCERM Strategy - Roles and Responsibilities

Closed 4 Jul 2019

Opened 1 Jul 2018


This page summarises the scope we gave this working group when it began meeting in June 2018. You will find the summary documents from this working group at the bottom of this page.

How do we develop the current roles and responsibilities of professional partners to be effective, simple and clear?

This group considered current flood and water roles and responsibilities to ensure accountabilities are clear and easily understood with any barriers to being able to deliver the ambition recognised and options for evolving identified. It also needed a particular focus on how we can hold one another to account and ensure delivery of responsibilities across the flood family.
Initial questions considered

  • Are we clear on roles and responsibilities? If not, how can we describe the current expectations more clearly?
  • Do we understand the barriers / issues that are causing confusion now?
  • How do we reach a place of common understanding so everyone if clear on their own accountabilities?
  • Will the current roles and responsibilities allow us to meet the ambition in the Strategy?
  • What are our minimum expectations of one another & how do we assure these?
  • How can we sustain & improve skills across sector and community?



  • Recreational and commercial river users
  • Fishing clubs and representative associations
  • Members of the public with an interest in the river, the species and conservation
  • Businesses
  • Charities
  • Statutory organisations
  • NGOs
  • Members of the public
  • Elected representatives, including MPs
  • Local councils
  • Academics
  • The nuclear industry
  • All water abstractors
  • Environment Agency customers
  • Net fishing license holders
  • River based salmon angling owners/fishing clubs/organisations
  • Individual migratory salmonid licence holders
  • Business that buy salmon/supported by salmon net and rod fishing
  • Angling trade contacts
  • National based fishery, conservation and landowner organisations
  • Government family organisations
  • IDBs
  • Local authorities
  • District and parish councils
  • Environmental bodies
  • Land owners
  • Farming associations
  • Drainage associations
  • RFCCs
  • Elected representatives, including MPs
  • Water companies
  • Members of the public
  • Recreational and commercial river users
  • Community groups
  • Flood action groups
  • Metal recycling trade associations and site operators
  • Operators
  • UK Border Force
  • Medium Combustion Plants
  • Trade associations and business
  • Other regulators
  • Members of the public
  • Community groups
  • Non-governmental organisations with an interest in environmental issues
  • Environment Agency colleagues
  • Lead Local Flood Authorities
  • Local Risk Management Authorities
  • Flood Resilience Forums
  • Somerset Rivers Authority
  • Members of the public
  • Town and parish councils
  • Regional Flood and Coastal Committees
  • Internal Drainage Boards


  • Business and industry
  • Flood management
  • Coastal management
  • Water resources
  • Water quality
  • Drought
  • Habitats and wildlife