Current condition and challenges for the future: Scotland river basin district

Closed 22 Jun 2014

Opened 19 Dec 2013


This consultation provides you with the opportunity to contribute to the development of new approaches to address the significant water management challenges in the Scotland river basin district. It also describes the condition of the water environment and progress towards achievement of improvement objectives set for 2015.

The information and analyses presented in this document support the development of the second river basin plan to be published in 2015. We welcome your views, ideas, and hopefully strong support, for making the step changes required to meet our key water management challenges. This consultation is part of wider ongoing engagement with stakeholders and advisory groups.

Since publishing the first river basin plan, our understanding of impacts on the water environment has greatly improved. We have made significant progress and partnership working has strengthened. However, there is still a lot of work to be done in order to meet the challenge of achieving good ecological status for the waters in the Scotland river basin. Your input to this consultation and involvement in the second river basin plan is essential to meet our shared goal of sustainable water management.

James Curran                                               

Chief Executive                      



The full PDF version of the reports and the inventory of emissions can be found in the related documents links section below.


  • Agriculture
  • Mining
  • Distilling
  • Hydropower
  • Local Authorities
  • Responsible Authorities
  • Fisheries
  • Industry
  • Landowners/ managers
  • Forestry
  • Aquaculture
  • National Parks


  • Bathing waters
  • Water Regulation
  • Diffuse pollution
  • Restoration
  • Fisheries
  • Protected areas