Pembrokeshire 'Living Coast' 2024

Thank you to everyone who attended this year's event!

With so many exceptional entries this year, it was incredibly difficult to judge, but we're pleased to share the winning photographs from our 2024 Pembrokeshire 'Living Coast' Photographic competition.

Could you be part of the Future Energy industry in Pembrokeshire?

We are thrilled to extend an invitation to learning groups from Pembrokeshire to utilise our industry-standard test facility.

In our endeavour to foster a collaborative learning environment and further the research in marine technologies, we are launching a competition open to Pembrokeshire learners of all ages!

Economic and Social Evaluation of the Outdoor Activity Sector in Wales

In partnership between Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum and the Wales Adventure Tourism Organisation (WATO), this comprehensive survey, involving more than 600 individuals and businesses in spring 2023, identified significant growth in Wales’ outdoor activity sector over the past decade.

Nature Finance Review 2023 Case Study: PCF

The work of Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum around nutrient trading through the Ecosystem Enterprise Partnership is highlighted as a case study in this important area of work.

Ethnic Diversity Toolkit

Discover the Ethnic Diversity Toolkit for the Coastal Sector!

Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum is committed to making the coast accessible and enjoyable for everyone. We're sharing Represent Us (Ltd)'s Toolkit to help improve ethnic diversity in placements and create a more inclusive environment for all.

Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum - Impact Report 2022

As a stakeholder support organisation, the PCF team is proud of our work connecting communities, businesses, organisations and decision-makers. We hope you enjoy reading about our latest impacts and plans! 

Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum finalist for Wales STEM Educational Programme of the Year

Water Framework Directive

The Water Framework Directive is European legislation which promotes water management through river basin planning. The Water Framework Directive (WFD) introduces a holistic approach to the management of water quality and establishes a system for the protection and improvement of all water bodies, including rivers, estuaries, groundwater, lakes and coastal waters. The Directive is the foundation for changes that will take place in the management of the water environment in Wales.

The Directive requires all inland and coastal waters to reach at least “good status” by 2015. The Directive encourages greater public engagement and participation in developing the future management of our water environment.


In Wales there are three River Basin Districts. One of these, the Western Wales River Basin District, is contained and managed wholly in Wales. The other two are cross-border with England: the Severn River Basin District and the Dee River Basin District. The Environment Agency leads on the development of the Severn River Basin Management Plan, whilst Natural Resources Wales leads on the development of the Dee River Basin Management Plan.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and the Welsh Government published two documents relating to the updating of River Basin Management Plans (external link) in May 2014:

  • Updated statutory ministerial  guidance to the Environment Agency (EA) and Natural Resources Wales (NRW)
  • Summary and analysis of consultation responses to the ‘Draft River Basin Planning Guidance’.


More information on how Natural Resources Wales plans to meet the requirements of the Water Framework Directive visit their website.