Management & regulation

Regulation is needed to correct market failures, particularly in the environment sector, but it can also be a stimulus for economic activity. Businesses need a long term framework within which to work to encourage investment and innovation.

Environmental management systems provide the framework for organisations to document and assess their impacts on the environment and commit to continually improve on performance.

CIWEM’s work in this area includes environmental assessment, environmental management systems, regulatory regimes, legislation, institutional frameworks and governance.


Groups working in relation to management and regulation are:

Rivers and Coastal   Natural Capital Network


EU Flag Brexit – Read more on the UK’s decision to leave the European Union and the implications for the environment


Read our in-depth reports on management and regulation:

reservoir Regulation for a Sustainable Water Industry sunrise Mainstreaming Sustainability
thumbnail Less is More, waste prevention and resource optimisation across a life cycle thumbnail Reframing Sustainability