WFD - River Basin Districts in the UK and  IrelandDee 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 DistrictScotland River Basin District

The South Western River Basin District is a largely rural area covering Cork and Kerry, Limerick, South Tipperary and Waterford and Cork City.

The River Basin Management Plan for the South Western River Basin District (2009 – 2015)

The draft plan was published on 22 December 2008 and there were also Environmental reports and the Habitats Directive Article 6 Assessment document. Public consultation ran until 22 June 2009 and the RBMP was published 6 July 2010.

The 1st Cycle River Basin Management Plan and supporting documentation is available on the WFD Ireland website:



For the 2nd Cycle the South Western RBD has been merged with the Eastern, Western, South Eastern and Shannon River Basin Districts to form one National River Basin District.


   - Western Wales RBD

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 RBD
Solway Tweed XRBD

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

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


South Western River Basin District

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