This is a cross border River Basin District shared between England and Scotland. A small part of the Northumbria River Basin District lies in Scotland, however there are no currently identified surface water bodies in this part of Scotland. The groundwater underlying the Scottish part of the Northumbria River Basin District is allocated to the Solway Tweed River Basin District.Click on the links below for information about the Solway Tweed River Basin District; the advisory groups; river basin management plans; contact details and a detailed map of the District.
In August 2006 SEPA published ‘River Basin Planning Framework for the Solway Tweed River Basin District’. This is available on the SEPA website:
Summary of Significant Water Management Issues (SWMI) consultation
In 2007 SEPA published a Significant Water Management Issues (SWMI) Report.
A 6-months’ public consultation on SWMI was closed on 8 April 2008. The consultation documents on SWMI in the Solway Tweed River Basin District are available on the SEPA website:
River Basin Management Plan 2009
The draft River Basin Management Plan for the Solway Tweed River Basin District was published 22 December 2008 and the consultation ran for six months until June 2009. Details of the draft plan, a summary of consultation responses and the changes made to the final plan, and other work SEPA has carried out to develop the plan, are available on the SEPA website.
The Solway Tweed RBMP was adopted and published jointly by SEPA and the Environment Agency on 22 December 2009, following its approval by the Scottish Ministers and the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. It aimed to ensure that public sector bodies, businesses and individuals would work together to protect the water environment and address significant impacts by co-ordinating all aspects of water management for the next 6 years.
The Solway Tweed River Basin Management Plan 2009 and annexes together with the Strategic Environmental Assessment and the Habitats Regulations Appraisal and Appropriate Assessment are available on the SEPA website:
River Basin Management Plan 2015-2027
Details of public consultations to inform the development of the second river basin management plan for the Solway Tweed River Basin District are available on the SEPA website:
The second RBMP was published 21 December 2015.
The river basin management plan for the Solway Tweed river basin district: 2015 update
Appendices to the 2015 update to the river basin management plan for the Solway Tweed river basin district:
To see a map showing the Advisory Group Boundaries, click on the link below:
Advisory Group Map
For further information about Scotland’s approach to implementing the WFD click on the link below:
Scotland and the WFD
- Western Wales RBD
- Dee XRBD
- North Eastern RBD
- Neagh Bann IRBD
- North Western IRBD
Republic of Ireland:
1st Cycle River Basin Districts:
- Western RBD
- Shannon IRBD
- Eastern RBD
- South Eastern RBD
- South Western RBD
2nd Cycle River Basin Districts:
- National RBD
- International RBDs
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