Ministers need to get to grips with NI Water

Hobson, Steve
February 2008
Utility Week;2/1/2008, Vol. 28 Issue 14, p29
Trade Publication
The article highlights the recommendations by the Independent Water Review Panel in improving the water and sewerage services in Northern Ireland. Katherine Bryan, chief executive of Northern Ireland Water (NIW), stressed the need to study the workability of the recommendations. These include a bigger role for ministers to ensure full and transparent accountability of NIW, enhanced powers for the Consumer Council, the creation of an independent Environmental Protection Agency and the establishment of two new panels to advise ministers on water policy.


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