The Solent Forum

Working in parnership for the future

Solent Water Quality and Boating

 In June 2019, the Environment Agency and Natural England hosted a ‘Solent boating and water quality workshop’. Its aim was to look at ways to to change recreational boating behaviour, and improve waste disposal facilities to reduce the risk of pollution from discharges of ‘black water’. It is important to tackle the sources of bacterial contamination as it can put peoples’ health at risk, and effect local communities and the economy, when any one of the Solent's 22 bathing beaches or 18 shellfish harvesting areas are impacted.


Workshop Resources