FCERM Strategy - Water Focused Decision Making

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 can we all put water at the heart of everyone’s decision making?

This group looked at how we can ensure everyone considers water early in their planning and decision making so it’s built in rather than risk being an after-thought.

Initial questions considered

  • Can we develop place-based plans that take account of water?
  • Who do we need to engage?
  • What’s the benefit to them and how do we engage them?
  • When are the opportunities to achieve this?
  • Can we build in adaptive triggers to these plans so they can respond to climate change so building in resilience?
  • How can Shoreline Management Plans be built into plans for local areas to help communities?


  • 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