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Scottish Executive Environment Group: Better bathing waters: meeting the challenges of the revised Bathing Water Directive in Scotland

DescriptionBathing Water Strategy for Scotland
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateMarch 24, 2006


Paper 2006/6
ISBN 0 7559 6016 5 (Web only publication)
This document is also available in pdf format (476k)


Ministerial Foreword

March 2002 to March 2006 - Projects Undertaken and Progress Made
Bathing Water Quality Predictions
Farm Pilot Projects
Biogas and Composting Project
Sepa Environmental Improvement Plans
Scottish Water Investment
Project Officer in Water Resource Management
Clean Coast Scotland
Bathing Water Review Panel
Results of Bathing Water Monitoring
Table 1: Scottish Compliance Rates Since 1995
Table 2: Eu Member States' 2004 Compliance Rates

Revised Bathing Water Directive - The Challenges Ahead

Meeting The Administrative Challenges
Transposition into Scots Law
Identification of Bathing Waters
Defining the Bathing Season
Establishing a Monitoring Calendar

Meeting the Water Quality Challenges
Identifying Risks to Compliance
Point Source Pollution
Diffuse Pollution from Agriculture
Scottish Water Investment
Bathing Water Quality Sampling
Litter Pollution

Meeting the Public Participation and Information-Provision Challenges
Statutory Dissemination of Information
Electronic Signage
Providing Information During Pollution Incidents At Sites Without Electronic Signage
Information Concerning Non-Designated Waters
Public Participation

Conclusion and Key Policies

Annex A: A Timetable for Implementation