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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.


EA 2024 Irrigation Prospects report added to website - see Environment Agency section for details [01/04/24]
EA Ant Valley & Broads SAC update for January 2024 uploaded to website - see Environment Agency section for details. [01/04/24]
Environment Agency has just published the "irrigation prospects" for the 2024 season. Not surprisingly given all the rain we've had, these are "good". They have also just published their summary of the water company and regional planning group revised draft 2024 Water Resource Management Plans. This can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/a-review-of-englands-draft-regional-and-water-resources-management-plans & contains an interesting figure showing 2025 reductions in water company abstraction linked to Environment Destination - worth a look! [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.