The Welsh environmental regulatory body Natural Resources Wales has published an updated River Basin Management Plans for its three river basins districts for 2016-2021.

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) plans to improve Welsh waters by reducing the effects of sewage, preventing pollution, dealing with metal mine water, advising land management and addressing major pressure on the water environment.

“These plans aim to provide clean, healthy and improving water quality, reducing pollution and supporting more river life,” said Rhian Thomas, NRW water framework directive team leader.

The River Basin Management Plans also consider Wales’ waterbodies as part of the wider environment and actions proposed in the plan will improve the resilience of ecosystems and deliver multiple benefits. The river basin districts in Wales are Western Wales, Dee and Severn.