Environment Agency faces legal battle over water removal in Norfolk Broads

Environment Agency faces legal battle over water removal in Norfolk Broads

Tim and Geli Harris to take agency to high court over groundwater removal for farming near protected wetlandsA couple are taking the Environment Agency to the high court in a landmark case to stop the abstraction of water damaging internationally important wetlands in the Norfolk Broads.In a sign of the growing struggle over the allocation of scarce water resources in the dry south-east, Tim and Geli Harris are seeking to reduce the removal of groundwater to irrigate potatoes and other crops farmed next to three protected wetlands, including Hickling Broad national nature reserve. Continue reading…

source: The Conversation: Environment Agency faces legal battle over water removal in Norfolk Broads

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