WFD - River Basin Districts in the UK and  IrelandDee River Basin DistrictSouth Western River Basin DistrictSouth Eastern River Basin DistrictEastern River Basin DistrictShannon International River Basin DistrictWestern River Basin DistrictNorth Western International River Basin DistrictSouth West River Basin DistrictSouth East River Basin DistrictThames River Basin DistrictWestern Wales River Basin DistrictAnglian River Basin DistrictHumber River Basin DistrictSolway Tweed River Basin DistrictNorthumbria River Basin DistrictNorth West River Basin DistrictSevern River Basin DistrictNorth Eastern River Basin DistrictNeagh Bann International River Basin District

The Scotland River Basin District covers most of the country. In the Scotland district the River Basin Management plan is delivered by a network of eight Area Advisory Groups (AAGs), each of which is overseen and co-ordinated by a National Advisory Group (NAG). The NAG is made up of representatives from responsible authorities, national stakeholders and organisations working at a strategic level. The AAGs include representatives from the main responsible authorities, those providing water management measures (deliverers), organisations/activities causing pressures and impacts within the water environment and key stakeholders on the introduction of the WFD.  For more information about the National and Area Advisory Groups click on this link:

(http://www.sepa.org.uk/environment/water/river-basin-management-planning/who-is-involved-with-rbmp/)

In November 2005 SEPA published ‘River Basin Planning Strategy for the Scotland River Basin District’. This is available on the SEPA website:

(http://www.sepa.org.uk/media/37453/rbmp_planning-strategy_scotland.pdf)

Summary of Significant Water Management Issues (SWMI) consultation

In 2007 SEPA published a Significant Water Management Issues (SWMI) Report. A 6-months’ public consultation on SWMI was closed on 8 April 2008. The consultation documents on SWMI in the Scotland River Basin District  are available on the SEPA website:

(http://www.sepa.org.uk/media/37765/significant-water-management-issues_scotland.pdf)

River Basin Management Plan

The draft River Basin Management Plan for the Scotland River Basin District was published 22 December 2008 and the consultation ran for six months until June 2009. Details of the draft plan, a summary of consultation responses and the changes made to the final plan, and other work SEPA has carried out to develop the plan, are available on the SEPA website.

(http://www.sepa.org.uk/environment/water/river-basin-management-planning/publications/)

(http://www.sepa.org.uk/media/37752/scotland_rbmp_summary.pdf)

(http://www.sepa.org.uk/media/37570/scotland_draft-rbmp_responses.pdf)

The River Basin Management Plan for the Scotland River Basin District was published 22 December 2009. It aimed to ensure that public sector bodies, businesses and individuals would work together to protect the water environment and address significant impacts by co-ordinating all aspects of water management for the next 6 years.

The Scotland River Basin Management Plan and annexes together with the Strategic Environmental Assessment and the Habitats Regulations Appraisal and Appropriate Assessment are available on the SEPA website:

The Scotland River Basin Management Plan and annexes together with the Strategic Environmental Assessment and the Habitats Regulations Appraisal and Appropriate Assessment are available on the SEPA website:

(http://www.sepa.org.uk/environment/water/river-basin-management-planning/publications/)

River Basin Management Plan 2015-2027

Details of public consultations to inform the development of the second river basin management plan for the Scotland River Basin District are available on the SEPA website:

http://www.sepa.org.uk/environment/water/river-basin-management-planning/publications/

The second RBMP was published 21 December 2015 and covers a period of 12 years:

The river basin management plan for the Scotland river basin district: 2015–2027: Working together to protect and improve our water environment (21 December 2015)

https://www.sepa.org.uk/media/163445/the-river-basin-management-plan-for-the-scotland-river-basin-district-2015-2027.pdf

Appendices to the river basin management plan for the Scotland river basin district 2015 - 2027

(21 December 2015)

https://www.sepa.org.uk/media/163444/appendices-to-the-river-basin-management-plan-for-the-scotland-river-bsin-
district-2015-2027.pdf

To see a map showing the Advisory Group Boundaries, click on the link below:

Advisory Group Map

For further information about Scotland’s approach to implementing the WFD click on the link below:

Scotland and the WFD
 

Wales:
   - Western Wales RBD
   -
Dee XRBD

Northern Ireland:
   - North Eastern RBD
   -
Neagh Bann IRBD
   - North Western IRBD

Republic of Ireland:
1st Cycle River Basin Districts:

   - Western RBD
   -
Shannon IRBD
   - Eastern RBD
   -
South Eastern RBD
   - South Western RBD

2nd Cycle River Basin Districts:
   - National RBD
   -
International RBDs

 

Scotland:
   - Scotland RBD
   -
Solway Tweed XRBD

England:
   - Northumbria XRBD
   - North West RBD
   -
Humber RBD
   - Severn XRBD
   -
Anglian RBD
   - Thames RBD
   - South West RBD
   -
South East RBD
 

Legend:
RBD - River Basin District
XRD - Cross border RBD
IRBD - International RBD

 

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