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Water Quality and Regulation in Scotland Martin Marsden  Head of Environmental Quality Scottish Environment Protection Age...
Scottish Environment Protection Agency <ul><li>Responsible for: </li></ul><ul><li>Wide range of regulation, including cont...
Scotland’s water environment <ul><li>61% Good Status or better. </li></ul>17% of water bodies affected by pollution 10% ar...
<ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>Prioritising catchments impacted by diffuse agricultural pollution
Priority catchments up to 2015
Regulation of diffuse agricultural pollution <ul><li>Scottish Government has set general binding rules which cover the con...
Scotland’s ambition to reduce diffuse pollution  Number of water bodies failing to achieve good status in the Scotland Riv...
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Water Quality And Regulation

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Martin Marsden, SEPA, on water quality & regulation. Presentation to World Water Day workshop, organised by University of Dundee, on 22 March 2010

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Water Quality And Regulation

  1. 1. Water Quality and Regulation in Scotland Martin Marsden Head of Environmental Quality Scottish Environment Protection Agency
  2. 2. Scottish Environment Protection Agency <ul><li>Responsible for: </li></ul><ul><li>Wide range of regulation, including controlling discharges to water, industrial/commercial emissions, waste management, radioactive substances. </li></ul><ul><li>Responsible for monitoring state of environment. </li></ul><ul><li>River Basin Management Planning and Flood Risk Management. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Scotland’s water environment <ul><li>61% Good Status or better. </li></ul>17% of water bodies affected by pollution 10% are affected by agricultural diffuse pollution
  4. 4. <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>Prioritising catchments impacted by diffuse agricultural pollution
  5. 5. Priority catchments up to 2015
  6. 6. Regulation of diffuse agricultural pollution <ul><li>Scottish Government has set general binding rules which cover the control of diffuse pollution (2008). </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Storage of application of fertiliser </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keeping of livestock </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultivation of land </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Application of pesticides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Operation of sheep dipping facilities. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Will be working with other Scottish Agencies to raise awareness of the Regulations to help farmers to reduce pollution. </li></ul><ul><li>Where this is not effective SEPA may take enforcement action to requirement improvements. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Scotland’s ambition to reduce diffuse pollution Number of water bodies failing to achieve good status in the Scotland River Basin District

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