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Implementation of the Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Act 2003: Annual Report to the Scottish Parliament - 2005

DescriptionAnnual report to Parliament, outlining progress made during 2005 in implementing the 2003 WEWS Act – essentially the EU Water Framework Directive in Scotland.
Official Print Publication DateMarch 2006
Website Publication DateMarch 27, 2006


ISBN 0 7559 4987 0
This document is also available in pdf format (552k)


Ministerial Foreword

Section 1 - Water Policy in Scotland
1. The Water Framework Directive
2. Timetable for Implementation
3. The Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Act 2003
4. Our Approach to Implementing the Water Framework Directive
5. Funding Issues

Section 2 - Progress on Implementation
6. The Responsible Authorities
Case study 1: Focus on Hydropower
7. Further Pressures and Impacts Analysis
8. Environmental Standards and Monitoring
9. River Basin Management Planning
10. Regulatory Framework
11. Water Environment Charging Scheme
12. Remedial and Restoration Measures
Case study 2: Focus on Agriculture
13. Drinking Water Protected Areas
14. Fixing of Charges for Water Services
Case study 3: Focus on Scottish Water - Future Investment
15. Planning Permission: Fish Farming
16. Commencement Orders