1. Delivery Assurance Group report: quarter 4 2021 to 2022

    Delivery Assurance Group (DAG) report summarising what has been achieved for customers against Scottish Water's Delivery Plan for the 2021 to 2027 period during the fourth quarter of 2021 to 2022.

  2. Investment Planning and Prioritisation Group report: quarter 4 2021 to 2022

    Investment Planning and Prioritisation Group (IPPG) report summarising Scottish Water's progress in developing interventions to address needs in the fourth quarter of 2021 to 2022.

  3. Scottish Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement 2022

    Land reform in Scotland, including matters relating to the ownership, use and management of land and associated rights and responsibilities, is continually evolving. The Statement has been revised to ensure it remains relevant to informing policy and practice around land issues in Scotland.

  4. Action on water efficiency

    New labelling to protect water supplies and cut energy bills.

  5. Understanding the local economic impacts of natural capital investment

    This report outlines new economic analysis that quantifies the typical contributions to local economies, measured as output and jobs created, from four key natural capital investments, including peatland restoration and woodland creation.

  6. Publication of Salmon fishing: Proposed river gradings 2023 Consultation

    We are seeking views on the proposed river gradings for the 2023 wild Atlantic salmon fishing season.

  7. Water safety awareness

    Key advice highlighted on World Drowning Prevention Day.

  8. Biodiversity strategy: consultation

    Biodiversity is vital for us all and it is in crisis, globally and in Scotland, so we need to change the way we use natural resources. We are seeking views on how we should tackle the biodiversity crisis through a new biodiversity strategy which will drive this transformation.

  9. Response to the Climate Change Committee: progress reducing emissions – report to Parliament 2021

    In December 2021, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) published its annual report on progress in reducing emissions in Scotland, assessing the government’s climate change mitigation activity. This report addresses the CCC’s recommendations.

  10. Climate change affecting Scotland’s lochs and reservoirs

    New research shows water is warming rapidly.

  11. Scottish Natural Capital Accounts 2022

    This report estimates quantity and value of services supplied by Scotland's natural capital.

  12. A Blue Economy Vision for Scotland

    Sets out our long-term ambition for Scotland’s blue economy to 2045. It demonstrates how much we value our marine environment and its significance. This is captured in six outcomes sitting across a range of environmental, social and economic ambitions.

  13. Water Safety Action Plan

    New safety measures introduced to protect the public.

  14. Hydro Nation: annual report 2021

    Records the development of Scotland's Hydro Nation policy agenda and reports on progress since the publication of the seventh annual report in 2020.

  15. Investment Planning and Prioritisation Group (IPPG) report: quarter 2 2021 to 2022

    Report summarising Scottish Water's progress in developing interventions to address Needs in the second quarter of 2021 to 2022.

  16. Delivery Assurance Group (DAG) report: quarter 2 2021-2022

    Report summarising what has been achieved for customers against Scottish Water's Delivery Plan for the 2021 to 2027 period during the first quarter of 2021 to 2022.

  17. Consumer Scotland - energy, post and water - draft workplan 2022 to 2023: consultation

    A key part of Consumer Scotland’s role will be to provide levy-funded advocacy in the energy, post and water sectors and this is our draft plan for that work, published for consultation.

  18. Scottish Wild Salmon Strategy

    The Scottish Wild Salmon Strategy sets out the vision, objectives and priority themes to ensure the protection and recovery of Scottish Atlantic wild salmon populations.

  19. Transforming Scotland’s waters

    Actions to improve the water environment.

  20. Scotland's Climate Assembly - recommendations for action: SG response

    Scotland's Climate Assembly published their full report on 23 June 2021. It included 81 recommendations for the Scottish Government, who had six months to respond. This response sets out the existing and proposed actions that government will take in order to address their recommendations.

  21. Delivery Assurance Group (DAG) report: quarter 1 2021 to 2022

    Report summarising what has been achieved for customers against Scottish Water's Delivery Plan for the 2021 to 2027 period during the first quarter of 2021 to 2022.

  22. Investment Planning and Prioritisation Group (IPPG) report: quarter 1 2021 to 2022

    Report summarising Scottish Water's progress in developing interventions to address Needs in the first quarter of 2021 to 2022.

  23. Delivery Assurance Group (DAG) report: regulatory period 2015 to 2021

    Report summarising what has been achieved for Scottish Water customers during the regulatory period 2015 to 2021.

  24. River basin management plans - silage, slurry and liquid digestate – storage and application: consultation analysis

    Analysis of a consultation on the storage and application of silage, slurry and liquid digestate held from 12 January 2021 to 13 April 2021.

  25. Sewage sludge: odour emissions assessment

    This report is part of the research project undertaken by the James Hutton Institute on the impacts on human health and environment arising from the spreading of sewage sludge to land (CR/2016/23).

  26. Spreading of sewage sludge to land - impacts on human health and environment (CR/2016/23): project summary

    This is the project summary of the research project undertaken by the James Hutton Institute on the impacts on human health and environment arising from the spreading of sewage sludge to land (CR/2016/23).

  27. Spreading of sewage sludge to land - impacts on human health and the environment: community concerns

    This workshop summary report is part of the research project undertaken by the James Hutton Institute on the impacts on human health and environment arising from the spreading of sewage sludge to land (CR/2016/23).

  28. Sewage sludge processing systems in Scotland

    This report on sewage sludge processing systems is part of the research project undertaken by the James Hutton Institute on the impacts on human health and environment arising from the spreading of sewage sludge to land (CR/2016/23).

  29. Potentially hazardous agents in land-applied sewage sludge: human health risk assessment

    This report on the risks to human health is part of the research project undertaken by the James Hutton Institute on the impacts on human health and environment arising from the spreading of sewage sludge to land (CR/2016/23).

  30. Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Act 2003 - updating environmental standards: consultation analysis

    This document contains a summary of the responses received to our consultation, which proposed a small number of changes to standards and assessment methods for Scotland’s water environment.

  31. Land use strategy 2016-2021: second annual progress report

    Second annual progress report on the land use strategy, as required under Section 37A of The Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Act 2019. It covers the period of March 2020 to March 2021.

  32. Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009 implementation: report to the Scottish Parliament - 2020

    Report detailing progress of the work carried out in 2020 through the implementation of the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009.

  33. Water environment: legislation

    A list of all legislation relating to the water environment in Scotland.

  34. Water-resilient places - surface water management and blue-green infrastructure: policy framework

    This paper outlines how surface water is currently managed in Scotland, sets out a vision for the future and describes the components that should be brought together to form a coherent framework that will support delivery of water resilient places.

  35. Implementation of the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009: report to the Scottish Parliament - 2019

    Progress of work carried out in 2019 through the implementation of the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009.

  36. River basin management plans - silage, slurry and anaerobic digestate – improving storage and application: consultation

    Good water quality is important to us all and it is important that we continue to protect this key natural resource in Scotland. This consultation invites stakeholders to respond to a range of proposed updates to The Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (“CAR”).

  37. Scottish Water: directions 2020

    Directions given to Scottish Water by Scottish Ministers, outlining objectives for the water industry from 2021 to 2027.

  38. Water services - charging principles: 2021 to 2027

    Ministers' principles of charging for water services from 2021 to 2027.

  39. Hydro Nation: annual report 2020

    Records the development of Scotland's Hydro Nation policy agenda and reports on progress since the publication of the sixth annual report in 2019.

  40. Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Act 2003 implementation: environmental standards - consultation

    Consultation seeking views on our proposals for new or updated environmental standards for Scotland’s water environment, and updates to some of the assessment methods used for deriving such standards.

  41. Drinking Water Quality in Scotland 2019 - Private Water Supplies

    Issued on behalf of Scotland’s Drinking Water Quality Regulator.

  42. Designated and former bathing waters: 2020 bathing season

    List of designated and former bathing waters in Scotland for the 2020 bathing season (15 July to 15 September).

  43. Investing in and paying for water services: consultation

    Seeks views on drafts of the two statutory inputs Scottish Ministers must make to the Strategic Review of Water Charges for the regulatory period 2021-2027 and key issues arising.

  44. Living with flooding: action plan

    Living with flooding recommends actions for a range of stakeholders to take to help promote property flood resilience in Scotland.

  45. Scotland the Hydro Nation: annual report 2019

    Records the development of our Hydro Nation policy agenda and reports on progress since the publication of the fifth annual report in 2018.

  46. Drinking Water Quality in Scotland 2018 - Private Water Supplies

    Issued on behalf of Scotland’s Drinking Water Quality Regulator.

  47. Delivering sustainable flood risk management: guidance (2019)

    Second edition of statutory guidance to SEPA, local authorities and Scottish Water on fulfilling their responsibilities under the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009.

  48. Implementation of the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009: report to the Scottish Parliament

    Progress of work being carried out through the implementaion of the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009.

  49. Action against flooding

    £713,000 to increase community resilience

  50. Flood resilient properties: framework for Scotland

    Working in partnership to deliver an action plan for flood resilient properties.

  51. Clean water for Indian primary school

    Collaborative project delivers fresh water and sanitation for 206 pupils.

  52. Mapping and condition surveys of water points in Malawi

    Tackling global water issues.

  53. Surface water management planning: guidance (2018)

    Guidance to assist the responsible authorities in preparation of Surface Water Management Plans (SWMPs) to help with the management of surface water flooding.

  54. Scotland the Hydro Nation: annual report 2018

    Records the development of our Hydro Nation policy agenda and reports on progress since the publication of the fourth annual report in 2017.

  55. Value of bathing waters and influence of bathing water quality: technical annex

    Research aimed to provide socio-economic understanding of the value of Scottish bathing waters and the influence of bathing water quality (BWQ) to bathers, beach users and to the national and local economies.

  56. Value of bathing waters and influence of bathing water quality: research findings

    Research aimed to provide socio-economic understanding of the value of Scottish bathing waters and the influence of bathing water quality (BWQ) to bathers, beach users and to the national and local economies.

  57. Value of bathing waters and influence of bathing water quality: literature review

    Research aimed to provide socio-economic understanding of the value of Scottish bathing waters and the influence of bathing water quality (BWQ) to bathers, beach users and to the national and local economies.

  58. Value of bathing waters and influence of bathing water quality: final research report

    Research aimed to provide socio-economic understanding of the value of Scottish bathing waters and the influence of bathing water quality (BWQ) to bathers, beach users and to the national and local economies.

  59. Private Water Supplies

    Help for communities whose water supplies have run dry.

  60. Investing in and paying for your water services from 2021: consultation

    This engagement paper seeks your views on investing and paying for water services from 2021.

  61. Water and sewerage charges exemption scheme: review

    This review determines whether the exemption scheme is operating as intended.

  62. Water supply rateable values: frequently asked questions

    This document provides answers to frequently asked questions on the move to live rateable value charging for water and sewerage.

  63. Hydro nation: minister's statement

    Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham's statement on Hydro Nation, the Scottish Government's water strategy.

  64. Scots encouraged to prepare for severe winter weather

    Raising awareness during resilience week.

  65. Scotland the Hydro Nation: annual report 2017

    Records the development of our Hydro Nation policy agenda and reports on progress since the publication of the third annual report in 2016.

  66. River basin management plans: consultation analysis

    Analysis of responses to consultation on proposed amendments to the Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2011.

  67. Summer water safety urged

    Caution and diligence urged on recreational water activities.

  68. Back to health for the River Clyde

    Water quality improves significantly.

  69. Draft Water Intended for Human Consumption (Private Supplies) (Scotland) Regulations 2017: consultation

    Consultation on regulations to replace the existing Private Water Supplies (Scotland) Regulations 2006.

  70. Scottish Water: amended directions 2017

    An amendment to the Directions given to Scottish Water by Scottish Ministers, outlining objectives for the water industry from 2015 to 2021.

  71. Tackling global water issues

    £500,000 for safe and clean water for Malawi.

  72. Help for charities and sports clubs

    Applications open for charges exemption scheme.

  73. Scotland the Hydro Nation: annual report 2016

    Records the development of our Hydro Nation policy agenda and reports on progress since the publication of the second annual report in 2015.

  74. Water and sewerage charges

    Changes to unmeasured charges for non-household properties.

  75. Consultation summary for modernising the water industry's use of rateable value to charge non-households for water and sewerage services

    Analysis of responses to consultation on water industry charges based on rateable value.

  76. Water industry: legislation

    A list of all legislation relating to the water industry in Scotland, including Acts of Parliament, regulations and ministerial orders.

  77. Consultation for Water and Sewerage Charges: Charges for Vacant Non-household Properties

    This paper seeks to obtain views on proposed changes to charging for vacant non-household properties.

  78. Charging for water services: principles

    Ministers' principles of charging for water services from 2015 to 2021.

  79. Surface water management planning: guidance (2013)

    Guidance to assist the responsible authorities in preparation of Surface Water Management Plans (SWMPs) to help with the management of surface water flooding. This guidance has now been superseded by the 2018 edition.

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