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Broadland Agricultural Water Abstractors Group

Chairman: Anthony Seaman

Treasurer: Nick Deane

Communication: Steve Moncaster (07710 608710)

Written Communication: c/o Bure Farm Services, Farm Office, Lower Street, Hoveton, Norwich, NG12 8JG

Committee & Observers: Anthony Seaman, Tim Place, Nick Deane, Tim Papworth, Steve Lawley, Jamie Harrison, Tony Bambridge, Andrew Peal, Christopher Deane, Flora Archer, Louis Baugh, Gavin Paterson, Toby Mermagen & Mark Murray

Membership & Technical Advisor: Steve Moncaster

BAWAG is an association of 170 agricultural and horticultural abstractors based around Norfolk Broads in East Anglia. BAWAG was formed in 1997 in response to the 1994 Habitat Directive. BAWAG represents abstractors interests in North Norfolk CAMS and Broadland CAMS.

BAWAG acts as a forum for discussion of sustainable agricultural water management, it encourages its members to both have a greater involvement in water policy and to strive for wise and sustainable use of water resources.


Defra announced today (April 22 2024) that it is accepting applications for grants from a fund to help farmers manage water resources. The grant will pay for consultants to evaluate alternative options for securing water supplies. Details are here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-water-resources-options-screening-studies-how-to-apply [22/04/24]
Date of next Committee meeting is June 14 2024 (Friday). The meeting is being held at the AF Group Offices at Honingham Thorpe and will start at 2pm. Agenda and papers to be circulated closer to the time. [22/04/24]
EA 2024 Irrigation Prospects report added to website - see Environment Agency section for details [01/04/24]

Funding of BAWAG

Funded by subscription.  Rates based on the number of cubic meters of licenced abstraction quantity.

2007 Water Efficiency Awards

BAWAG won the "Inspiring Change" category at a presentation held at the Energy Clinic on 6th March 2007.

Water Audits/efficiency

BAWAG encourages members to conduct water audits to show efficiency.