Improving the physical condition of Scotland’s water environment

Closed 27 Feb 2013

Opened 19 Dec 2012


The aim of this draft plan is to identify the work needed to deliver an improvement in the physical condition of Scotland's water environment as well as a wide range of wider environmental, social and economic benefits. Repairing the damage to the physical condition of the water environment will improve ecology and enhance the  value of the resource for others, such as landowners and fishermen as well as the general public. Such improvements also have significant benefits for the wider environment, especially climate change adaptation and flood risk management.

How you can comment on this draft plan

You can respond by:

  • completing this online response form;
  • sending a response by email to;
  • sending a written response to:

River basin planning - consultation response


7 Whitefriars Crescent



If you wish your comments to remain confidential, please state this clearly as part of your response. Consultation responses should be returned by 27 February 2013.

Why your views matter

This document is a draft supplemmentary plan which focuses specifically on how Scotland can deliver improvements in the physical condition of the water environment. It highlights the work needed, and the bodies responsible, for delivering a better water environment for Scotland. The plan has been developed using the principles set out in the land-use strategy and will contribute to sustainable development within rural and urban areas.

Having produced this draft supplementary plan, SEPA is now consulting with you and others who manage the water environment or who have an interest in it's condition. We would welcome comments and views on how this plan can be improved so that we can all contribute to delivering environmental, economic and social benefits linked to an improved water environment.

We have developed a series of questions in conjuction with the consultation document to help guide your response, but we are interested in any of your views at this stage.


  • Distilling


  • Water Quality