EU: Water Framework Directive

House of Lords written question – answered on 30th March 2006.

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Photo of The Duke of Montrose The Duke of Montrose Deputy Chief Whip, Whips, Shadow Minister (Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Also In Scotland Team), Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, Shadow Minister, Scotland

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many hydrologists will be required in the administration of the European Union Water Framework Directive; and

Whether they have made an assessment of the availability of sufficient trained hydrologists to administer the European Union Water Framework Directive.

Photo of Lord Bach Lord Bach Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Farming, Food and Sustainable Energy)

The Environment Agency is currently carrying out a strategic review of hydrology expertise within the organisation to ensure that we have the capacity to meet our future obligations, including those related to the implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD). At this stage, the exact number of hydrologists needed is not known.

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