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Better bathing waters: meeting the challenges of the revised Bathing Water Directive in Scotland

Published: 24 Mar 2006

A report by the Scottish Executive Environment Group outlining our bathing water strategy for Scotland.

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25 page PDF

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Better bathing waters: meeting the challenges of the revised Bathing Water Directive in Scotland
Revised Bathing Water Directive - The Challenges Ahead

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Revised Bathing Water Directive - The Challenges Ahead

36. On the 24 March 2006, the revised Bathing Water Directive entered into force. A product of more than five years of proposals, counter-proposals and negotiations, the end result presents many challenges for EU Member States. Standards are significantly tightened, timescales are short, there are new requirements for public participation in decision-making, and a raft of information must be actively disseminated to the public.

37. The following section of this document sets out the Scottish Executive's framework for meeting these challenges. It is divided into three sub-sections:

  • Meeting the administrative challenges
  • Meeting the water quality challenges
  • Meeting the public participation and information-provision challenges.

Contact

Email: EQCAT@gov.scot

Phone: 0131 244 0205

Post:
Environmental Quality Division
Scottish Government
Area 3H (south)
Victoria Quay
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ