Jersey Water - Action for Cleaner Water Group (FOI)
Jersey Water - Action for Cleaner Water Group (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 09 June 2023.
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Jersey Water has an "Action for Cleaner Water Group", which is a collaboration with Government and representatives from farming and dairy.
Action for Cleaner Water Group (jerseywater.je)
How many individuals are in this Action Group?
What are their names and their job titles?
What conflict of interests have been identified in this group?
When did the group last meet, and where can we see minutes from these meetings?
There are 12 members in the Action for Cleaner Water Group.
The table below provides details of the members within the requested action group.
|Members of the Action for Cleaner Water Group |
|Head of Land Resource Management team||Government of Jersey – Infrastructure and Environment department||Dr Tim du Feu|
|Director of Natural Environment||Government of Jersey – Infrastructure and Environment department||Willie Peggie|
|Agri-Environment and catchment officer||Government of Jersey – Infrastructure and Environment department||Withheld|
|Regulation standards manager (Pollution control)||Government of Jersey – Infrastructure and Environment department||Withheld|
|Sector lead – Rural and Marine||Government of Jersey – Department for the Economy ||Withheld|
|Chief Executive Officer||Jersey Water||Withheld|
|Water Quality Manger||Jersey Water||Withheld|
|President||Jersey Farmers Union||Withheld|
|Representative||Jersey Royal Company||Withheld|
|Representative||Albert Bartlett Company||Withheld|
It should be noted that the names of the following groups have been withheld from release.
- Government of Jersey employees below Tier 1 and Tier 2
- Parties not employed by Government of Jersey.
Government of Jersey employees below Tier 1 and Tier 2 are protected from identification for the purposes of Freedom of Information disclosure, and therefore, Article 25 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied.
Article 25 has also been applied to the parties not employed by Government of Jersey.
The Action for Cleaner Water Group is comprised of senior officers both from the Government of Jersey, Jersey Water and the Agricultural Industry.
The main purpose of the group is to address issues relating to diffuse water pollution, that, by its nature, can derive from a multitude of sources, therefore it is not easy to apportion to a single incident.
It therefore follows that real change can only take place through joint discussion and changing behaviour with the majority of stakeholders. The Group work collectively together to identify and deliver solutions to safeguard and improve the water sources of Jersey.
The required open dialogue has taken some years to develop within the group. The role of the Chair and members is to ensure that personal or business agendas do not interfere with robust decision making that benefit our island’s water resources.
Thus, although potential polluters and the public water provider sit on the group, this is necessary as they are key to finding and delivering solutions. The dialogue is open and the Chair monitors this and has not observed any potential conflicts of interest interfering with decisions made.
The action group last met on the 6 April 2023.
A copy of the minutes is attached.
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