At one of the last Fisheries Advisory Committee meetings of the National Rivers Authority which had to deal with the problems that Kielder Dam caused to the indigenous fish and fly life by raiding the public purse, it was agreed that no scheme should ever be allowed again without the body concerned first giving an assurance that, in case anything does go wrong, it has the finances for it to be put right at their expense, and not the public purse.
What does NRA stand for?
NRA stands for National Rivers Authority (UK)
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We have 206 other meanings of NRA in our Acronym Attic
- National Regulatory Authority
- National Rehabilitation Association
- National Renderers Association
- National Research Agenda
- National Reserve Account
- National Resistance Army (Uganda)
- National Restaurant Association
- National Revolutionary Army (Republic of China)
- National Rifle Association
- National Ringworm Association (The Simpsons)
Samples in periodicals archive:
Prior to 1996, the brook was dredged every five years by the old National Rivers Authority, and weeds removed annually.
Most of the ditch clearance work in the Marshes stopped in 2000, after responsibilities under the Land Drainage Act 1991 transferred to EAW from the National Rivers Authority.
I have now taken these issues up with Severn Trent, who maintain the pumping stations, and the Environment Agency, which took over the role of the National Rivers Authority.
Mr Archer, of Northumberland, worked for many years for Northumbrian Water and the National Rivers Authority.
A clean-up operation is now under way in a joint operation between the Environment Agency and the National Rivers Authority.
The agency - formerly the National Rivers Authority - has linked up with the British Holiday and Home Park Association (BH&HPA) and a risk assessment company to issue an advice leaflet.
The reorganisation of the agency followed the merger of the National Rivers Authority, Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Pollution and local waste regulators in 1996.