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Assessing affordability of measures to meet WFD requirements in England and Wales - WT1520

This project will guide the Environment Agency, Defra [, Welsh Assembly Government] and Ministers in assessing whether measures to improve water quality are affordable. Affordability will be considered for each of the sectors and groups which may have to bear the costs of measures, at national level and at the level[s] of [water body, catchment and] river basin district.
The output of the project will be a report which:
• provides guidance on the meaning of affordability in relation to disproportionate cost,
• recommends and defines criteria that should be used in assessing affordability,
• provides quantified measures that could be used to assess ability to pay for each sector and affected group at national level [and at river basin district level],
• provides guidance on any additional data and information that should be collected and reported at each stage of the river basin management planning process nationally [and at water body, catchment and river basin district levels] to inform subsequent assessment of the affordability of measures.
Project Documents
• FRP - Final Report : WT1520 Assessing the affordability of WFD measures in England Final Report   (2276k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2014

To: 2015

Cost: £39,375
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Risk & Policy Analysts Ltd (RPA)
Water Framework Directive