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The latest Hydrology informaqtion is now available under the Enviroment Agency tab on the left.
Entry added: 19 Apr 2021
How are irrigators in other countries coping with today's challenges? Coffee morning with Martin Pasman Wednesday 14 April 2021 from 10:30 to 11:30
This event is FREE for UKIA members Non-members welcome: there is a fee of £25 but why not join us and register for this and other events FREE
Martín is an agricultural engineer, a farmer, and is President of Valmont Industries in Argentina. He has farmed over 50,000 ac of family farmland, has 30 years experience in the irrigation industry and has participated in several land transformation initiatives in one of the world's leading agricultural regions, including Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay.
How does Martin see the future of irrigation from his base in Argentina?
Entry added: 07 Apr 2021
UK Irrigation Association spring conference
Thursday 5 March 2020 at Orton Hall in Peterborough
Can agriculture get a fair share of our nation’s water resources?
Or are we seeing the gradual demise of irrigated farming?
Regulatory changes continue at pace for agricultural abstractors.
Defra and the Environment Agency continue to seek ways to improve
future water resources management for all but the question we continue to ask is,
given the profound expected changes — Can agriculture expect a fair share of the national resource?
How will agriculture fit into the new National Water Framework to be published in January 2020?
How does abstraction fit within the new catchment management strategy as managed by the Rivers Trust?
Irrigated agriculture still does not have a strategy - do we need one?
Droughts are never far away. Should we stop blaming climate change? Asks Mike Muller (guest speaker)
Are we eating ourselves out of water? Asks Tim Hess
A full programme of top-class speakers
Stuart Roberts NFU (TBC), Paul Hickey Environment Agency, Barry Bendall The Rivers Trust,
Lindsay Hargreaves Farmer, Jamie Hannaford CEH, Jerry Knox and Tim Hess Cranfield University
International guest: Mike Muller from South Africa
For full programme and registration go to
Opportunities for exhibitors call Ruth 01427 717627
Entry added: 14 Jan 2020
The BAWAG committee had a meeting on the 7/6/18 and have decided to raise some more funds to help the licence holders in the Ant, Bure and Thurne Catchments.
These time limited licence holders have had their licences extended until September'18. The funds collected may be needed to fund a potential Appeal process as it effects so many businesses the committee feel this is the right thing to do.
In the meantime the committee will be sending out a questionnaire to all members to update the records and comply with data protection guidelines. If you are one of the 45 licence holders renewing your licence in Ant, Bure or Thune catchment please respond to this questionnaire quickly. Thanks.

Entry added: 08 Jun 2018
The Enviroment Agency Q&A information Sheet can now be downloaded from the Enviroment Agency Tab on the left.
Entry added: 03 May 2018
New articles on Abstraction Reform in the Bure, Ant and Thurne are available on the BAM page on the left and can also here:

and here:
Entry added: 01 May 2018
At Today's AGM at Honingham Thorpe Anthony Seaman was elected as the new Chairman and thanks were given to Jamie Lockhart for all his hard work over the years. William Sands was elected as Vice Chairman and Nick Deane remains Treasurer. Interesting presentations were given by Neil Punchard of the Broadland Catchment Partnership and John Patrick from ESWAG on the Deben Water Transfer Project.
Entry added: 07 Mar 2018
The BAWAG Committee has had a number of meetings about the Bure, Ant & Muckfleet catchment and information can now be found under the new tab on the left underneath the Abstraction Reform tab.
Entry added: 07 Mar 2018
The latest BAWAG Newsletter and the Environment Agency Briefing for the Ant, Bure and Thurne are available to download in the Newsletter section on the left.
Entry added: 05 Feb 2018
The latest newsletter and GW maps are available in the tab on the left!
Entry added: 11 Dec 2017
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