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Broadland Agricultural Water Abstractors Group

Chairman: Anthony Seaman

Vice Chairman: William Sands

Treasurer: Nick Deane

Email Communication: Christopher Deane (NFU)

Committee: Andrew Alston, Anthony Seaman, James Paterson, Jamie Lockhart, Tim Place, Nick Deane, Paul Hammett, Tim Papworth, William Sands, Tony Freezer, Steve Lawley, Jamie Harrison, Tony Bambridge, John Newton.

Advisors: BAWAG employs a number of different advisors to work on specific tasks.

Website Manager: 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.


The latest Environment Agency Hydrological summary Reports for June and July are now on the EA page on the left. [17/08/21]
The latest Environment Agency Hydrological summary Reports for May are now on the EA page on the left. [11/05/21]

Spixworth Beck

"Over-abstracted" in Broadland CAMS

The 15 farmers concerned must start being responsible for the water quality of the river

The group have employed William Coulet, a Dutch student, to look at all aspects of water resources in the catchment. Copies of Spixworth Beck Abstractors are available price £25 plus VAT. Farmers and abstractors are not causing the problems in the catchment. The steady increase in housing is probably the cause.

Stiffkey Farmers For A Sustainable Chalk River.

"Over-abstracted" in North Norfolk CAMS.

Following Marc Spiller's report on the catchment in 2005 we await the deployment of the new catchment officer who will help all farmers raise the aquifer levels.

Funding of BAWAG

Funded by subscriptioins on the number of cubic meters of licenced 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 encouages members to conduct water audits to show efficiency. Courses are run regularly to ensure managers and staff remain efficient water users.