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1st August 2013

Optimising Water Framework Directive River Basin Management Planning Using an Ecosystem Services Approach

River basin; Cover photograph courtesy of: Chris Spray

This project was undertaken for the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, via a request to the CREW call down service as part of a range of SEPA initiatives under their Embedding Ecosystem Services work stream. The objective of this report is to review the process of River Basin Management Planning and identify how and where an Ecosystem Services Approach might assist SEPA in improving their delivery of the Water Framework Directive.