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.

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Consultation Responses



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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