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Department of the Environment (DOE)

Northern Ireland Environment Agency

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DOE has responsibility for the protection of the aquatic environment through the regulation of water quality, and the conservation of freshwater, marine flora, fauna, and hydrological processes.  In performing this duty DOE is required to have regard to the needs of industry and agriculture, the protection of fisheries and the protection of public health.

We work closely with colleagues in the Northern Ireland Environment Agency, particularly Water Management Unit and Natural Heritage who have responsibility for the implementation of legislation and for environmental monitoring. We also liaise closely with the Department of Environment Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) in GB, and the devolved administrations in Scotland and Wales.

In addition to the above you will find further specific information on the NIEA Water homepage Opens in a new window.

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