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 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

Click on the link below for information about the Western River Basin District; river basin management strategy; how to participate; River Basin District Advisory Council; contact details; and a description of the extent of the District.


The River Basin Management Plan for the Western River Basin District (2009 – 2015) is available on the above site. It was published on 6th July 2010 and came into effect on 15th July 2010.

The draft plan was published on 22 December 2008 and there was also a project summary, the Western RB habitats Assessment Report and the Strategic Environmental Assessment Report. Public consultation ran until 22 June 2009.

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



Integrated Water Quality - Western River Basin District 2013

For the 2nd Cycle the Western RBD has been merged with the Eastern, South Eastern, South Western 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



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