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Scotland the Hydro Nation Prospectus and Proposals for Legislation Consultation

Scotland the Hydro Nation Prospectus and Proposals for Legislation Consultation

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

ISBN: 9781780456409

A consultation seeking comments on the Scottish Government's proposals for a Water Resources Bill.

Executive Summary

This consultation builds on the previous "Building a Hydro Nation" consultation in 2011. Proposals for a Water Resources Bill are set out in the context of the wider Hydro Nation agenda, and comments are invited. The Bill proposals include placing a duty on Scottish Ministers to develop the Hydro Nation programme of work, in collaboration with key organisations such as Scottish Water, SEPA and the Enterprise Agencies. Other proposals include updating legislation to manage temporary water shortages, communnity septic tanks and proactively manage substances from entering the water environment. The consultation closes on 12 March 2012.