South Eastern River Basin District River Basin Management Plan 2009-2015
|14th April 2009
The South Eastern RBD is one of Ireland’s largest river basin districts. The population is high compared with the rest of Ireland and there are several large urban centres, the largest being Waterford City, but 80% of the district’s population lives in small villages or one-off houses in rural areas. The rich soils of the south east are particularly suitable for agriculture and around half the land is given over to tillage and grassland. The district’s waters support fishing and boating activities and the coastlines of Wexford and Waterford are popular holiday resorts.
Water is critical to the economy of the South Eastern RBD, generating and sustaining wealth through activities such as agriculture, forestry, aquaculture, power generation, industry, services, transport and tourism.
However, water is a fragile resource that needs to be protected.
The Water Framework Directive (WFD) was adopted in 2000. It requires governments to take a new approach to managing all their waters: rivers, canals, lakes, reservoirs, groundwaters, protected areas (including wetlands and other water-dependent ecosystems), estuaries (transitional) and coastal waters. Member states must ensure that their waters achieve at least good status, generally by 2027 at the latest, and that status doesn’t deteriorate in any waters. To achieve good status and preserve the best waters, it is necessary to prepare and implement management plans for those waters. This plan is for the South Eastern RBD. It covers the period 2009–2015 and has been prepared in consultation with all stakeholders. It sets out the measures to be taken by all stakeholders and the tools to prioritise the application of available resources to those measures, with the aim of achieving the objectives of the directive.
|South Eastern River Basin Management Plan (2009-2015).pdf
|SERBD SEA Statement.pdf
|SERBD SEA Scoping Report.pdf
|SERBD SEA Environmental Report Part 1.pdf
|SERBD SEA Environmental Report Part 3.pdf
|SERBD SEA Environmental Report Part 2.pdf
|Appendix III Other PP assessment SERBD.pdf
|Appendix II Additional measures assessment SE.pdf
|Appendix I Screening Spreadsheet - SE.pdf