There are still a few days to have your say on the SEPA consultation on the challenges facing our water environment in the Solway Tweed.
Scotland is renowned worldwide for the quality of its rivers, lochs, wetlands and seas. They are some of the country’s greatest natural assets; attracting visitors, contributing to the health and well-being of its people, supporting a rich diversity of wildlife and providing for the sustainable growth of its economy.
Protecting and restoring our water environment to build resilience to the effects of climate change is essential to allow Scotland to prosper.
The River Basin Planning framework is a key tool that will help tackle these challenges in Scotland. The Significant Water Management Issues report is an important part of this process, as it proposes the main issues which need to be tackled in the in the 3rd River Basin Plan, between 2021 and 2027. Addressing these issues will bring wider benefits and increase resilience to climate change.
SEPA have now published the Significant Water Management Issues for Scotland consultation. It is supported by a report of the condition of the water environment and the progress made towards achieving our improvement targets set for 2021 and 2027.
The consultation covering the cross border issues are found in the Solway Tweed consultation.
This consultation which opened on 19 December 2019 closes on Friday 19 June 2020.