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Implementing the Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Act 2003: Restoration of the water environment: A Consultation

DescriptionA Consultation on Implementing the Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Act 2003: Restoration of the water environment.
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Official Print Publication DateJanuary 2009
Website Publication DateJanuary 08, 2009

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ISBN 978 0 7559 1912 3 (Web only publication)
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Contents

1. PURPOSE

2. CONSULTATION ARRANGEMENTS

3. INTRODUCTION
3.1 Background
3.2 State of Scotland's water environment
3.3 Setting the wider policy context
3.4 Restoring healthy ecosystems

4. DEVELOPING AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO RESTORATION

5. ASSESSMENT OF CURRENT DELIVERY MECHANISMS
5.1 Role of voluntary initiatives
5.2 Effectiveness of environmental regulatory regimes

6. PROPOSED RESTORATION FRAMEWORK
6.1 Enhanced support for voluntary initiatives
6.2 Powers to support restoration - general principles
6.3 Responsibility for restoration
6.4 Management agreements
6.5 Powers to require restoration works
6.6 Powers to undertake restoration works
6.7 Financing mechanisms

7. CONCLUSIONS AND WAY FORWARD