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Protecting the Water Environment

swans1The Water Framework Directive (WFD) requires the introduction of a holistic source-to-sea approach for the management of our water environment. The Scottish Government has extended this principle of integration to its policy and legislative framework, by taking steps to ensure that WFD aims and principles are embedded in all relevant policy and regulatory areas.

The aim in implementing the WFD in Scotland is to achieve an effective balance between the protection of Scotland's water environment and the interests of those who depend upon it for their prosperity and quality of life.

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