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England to diverge from EU water monitoring standards

The UK government is to diverge from the EU’s standards for monitoring water quality in England, it can be revealed. Campaigners fear the change of approach could lead to more pollution in England’s rivers and waterways if the new measuring methods are less rigorous. While in the EU, England was covered by the water framework directive (WFD), which meant a national chemical and ecological survey of rivers was conducted annually. After Brexit, the WFD was transposed into English law but the government removed the requirement to conduct annual tests.

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  • walter lungayi

    31 w

    This decision by the UK government to diverge from EU water monitoring standards in England is concerning. Water quality is a critical issue that affects public health and the environment. By deviating from established standards, there is a risk of compromising the cleanliness and safety of our water sources. It is essential that the UK government ensures robust monitoring and regulation to maintain high standards of water quality.

    • Elizabeth Gathigia

      32 w

      UK always on the wrong side

    • Gorffly mokua

      32 w

      Let them diverge, but ensure that water is upto standard!

      • Esther Wanjiku

        32 w

        This is very frustrating

        • Kevin

          32 w

          The UK in the wrong headlines again and it is very disturbing

          • Saustine Lusanzu

            32 w

            This is not acceptable

            • Peter Kamau

              32 w

              UK always on the wrong side of history

              • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

                32 w

                England's decision to diverge from EU water monitoring standards is a matter of concern, as it may have implications for the environment and contribute to potential pollution in rivers and waterways. The removal of the requirement for annual tests, post-Brexit, raises questions about the rigor of the new measuring methods. Maintaining stringent water quality monitoring is crucial in addressing climate change and ensuring the health of ecosystems.

                • Rotich Kim

                  32 w

                  England should monitor the progress before making further decision before diverge

                  • rosebellendiritu

                    32 w

                    More negativities coming from UK!it sad 😢

                    • Jane Wangui

                      32 w

                      @rosebellendiritu there is potential pollution of rivers and it is harmful to the beings consuming it including humans.

                    • johnte ndeto

                      32 w

                      I would love to understand why

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