Review of the legislation managing the Welsh crustacean fisheries »The crustacean fisheries are the mainstay of the Welsh fishing industry, with £3.8 million worth of crustaceans landed into Wales in 2012.Learn more »
£50 on-the-spot fine for people caught smoking in cars carrying children proposed in Wales
People in Wales could face a £50 on-the-spot fine if they are caught flouting a ban on smoking in cars carrying children under plans unveiled by the Welsh Government.
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Section highlightThe Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) BillThe Bill strengthens existing governance arrangements for improving the well-being of Wales to ensure that present needs are met without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
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The Wales for Africa grant supports projects that build mutually beneficial links between Wales and Sub-Saharan Africa.
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We are developing a water strategy to improve water quality and help us manage water resources sustainably.
Why water is important
Rivers, lakes and streams and the bathing waters along our coast play a very important role in our quality of life. Maintaining the good quality of our water bodies is vital for supporting habitats and biodiversity.
Water is also important for many recreation activities and helps attract tourism to all parts of Wales.
The way we use water has a direct impact on our aquatic environment. Water has a central role in our lives. So we must manage its use and the pressures that impact upon it. We recognise the value and importance of water and its contribution to our environment, economy and health and well being.
We are working on the Water Strategy for Wales. It will set out:
our commitment to improving water quality
our approach to integrated water management
how we will ensure our water resources are managed sustainably
how we will maintain the high quality of our drinking water.
We work closely with many public bodies and stakeholders to develop water policy in Wales. These include:
Consumer Council for Water (external link)
Dee Valley Water (external link)
Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (external link)
Drinking Water Inspectorate (external link)
Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water (external link)
Natural Resources Wales (external link)
Water Regulator (OFWAT) (external link).
If you are unable to find the information that you are looking for please contact us by telephone on English: 0300 0603300 Welsh: 0300 0604400 or by email at email@example.com.