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The National Rivers Authority raises no objection but has recommended that the council consults its own ecologist over complying with legislation.
MR Bob Wood, project engineer for the National Rivers Authority (NRA), takes a photograph of Newsome High School pupils who spent a day planting trees at Fenay Beck, Fenay Bridge.
Mr Warburton was seconded to the unpopular North East Assembly, working on regional economic strategy and in roles with the Environment Agency and National Rivers Authority, also in the North East.
According to an agency statement, the 2008-09 National Rivers and Stream Assessment reflects the most recent data available and is part of EPA's expanded effort to monitor waterways in the United States and gather scientific data on the condition of the nation's water resources.
They include Dr Mike Brooker, a former chief executive of Welsh Water; Rev Hywel Davies; Dr Ruth Hall, formerly Chief Medical Officer for Wales; Dr Madeleine Havard, board member for Wales for the Environment Agency; Harry Legge-Bourke, chairman of the United Usk Fishermans Association; Andy Middleton, founder director of the TYF Group; Morgan Parry, chairman of the Countryside Council for Wales; Nigel Reader, formerly director of finance with the Environment Agency and the National Rivers Authority; Prof Lynda Warren, emeritus professor of environmental law at Aberystwyth University; and Sir Paul Williams, former chief executive of NHS Wales.
In the long run, it recommends that the threatened water bodies to be managed as regional commons and export of the waters from the Turkish national rivers via the Mediterranean to the Jordan Valley countries.
I WONDER if many other former employees of the Environment Agency wish that the National Rivers Authority had been allowed to continue as an effective quango.
Bob's career spans more than 30 years in the Tees Valley - 20 of those in senior management in the National Rivers Authority and its successor, the Environment Agency.
TROUT angler Simon Robinson from Whickham was crowned National Rivers Champion at the weekend after coming out top of the 32 anglers who took part in the final fish-off on the River Tees.
The consultants pointed out that the National Rivers Authority, which was succeeded by the Environment Agency, feared that the Prestatyn Gutter could not cope with further run-off of water.
I have now taken these issues up with Severn Trent, who maintain the pumping stations, and the Environment Agency, which took over the role of the National Rivers Authority.

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