James Hutton Institute's Hydro Nation consultation response
The consultation sought comments on the Scottish Government's proposals for a Water Resources Bill.
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, community septic tanks and pro-actively manage substances from entering the water environment. The consultation closed on 12 March 2012.