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Terms of Reference

The UKELA Water Working Party is involved in formulating UKELA's views on government consultation papers, European initiatives and other legal developments relating to water resource protection and management, the marine environment, water pollution issues, flood defence, fisheries, and other topics relevant to the management of the UK’s freshwater and marine environment.

The Working Party holds its AGM in March, and aims to hold two other meetings each year: in summer (at UKELA's annual conference) and in autumn. 

The Working Party is open to UKELA members with experience of water law.  All UKELA members can attend our meetings at which external speakers cover water-related issues and topics of wider environmental interest. The Working Party is run by co-convenors.

If you would like to join, contact the group's convenors.

>Download the working party's full Terms of Reference 

 

Recent Events and Activities

The group held an online session at the Annual Conference on Friday 26th June 2020.

 

Consultation Responses

>River Basin Assessment October 2020

Law Commission 13th Programme of Law Reform: suggestions for reform to flood legislation
    
Onshore Oil and Gas Sector Guidance: response to Environment Agency consultation, March 2016

Co-Convenors

Nick Ostrowski

Flowing, flooding, draining, fishing, abstracting, polluting, damning, permitting and polluting. Nick Ostrowski deals with water law and the issues it throws up in his practice as a barrister at Six Pump Court

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Charles Morgan
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