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Water impoundment licence
- Fish passes.
- Hydropower turbines.
- Lock gates.
- Retaining walls.
- Reservoir embankments.
- Temporary diversions during construction work.
It is necessary to have an appropriate licence before work begins on a water impoundment structure - even in the case of an emergency. For more information, see Apply for a water abstraction or impoundment licence. There are certain impoundment activities with low environmental risks or other conditions where exemptions to this rule may apply.
- Environment Agency.
- Environmental engineering.
- Environmental impact assessment EIA.
- Hydrogeological Impact Appraisal HIA.
- Passive dewatering.
- Raising awareness of dewatering regulation.
- Water abstraction licence.
- Water engineering.
- Water management.
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