Diffuse pollution priority catchments have been identified by SEPA as catchments failing to meet environmental standards. The Dee is one of fourteen priority catchments, containing some of Scotland’s most important waters (for conservation, drinking water, bathing and fishing), that have been selected using a risk based approach for action in the first basin planning cycle. Work will also include the mitigation of other water environment impacts, such as morphological change, abstractions, flooding and alien species, where these are also causing waterbody downgrades.
This is a three-tier targeted approach 1) Intensive catchment walking to establish an evidence base; 2) raising the awareness amongst stakeholders and land managers; 3) individual farm visits to provide guidance.
Contact: Catchment Co-ordinator Eddie Nicol, telephone 01343 547663.
Update 2010: The Diffuse Pollution Management Advisory Group (DPMAG) have published the first Scottish Rural Diffuse Pollution Plan.The River Dee (Grampian) has been announced as a Priority Catchment 2010-2015.
Update 2011: The Dee catchment walks have been completed.
This month we hear about how one of the Dee’s tributaries is being given a helping hand from a number of organisations within the partnership in a bid to restore it...Learn more »
This month we hear about how the organisations within the Partnership are working to protect an important local species, in 2019, the International Year of the Salmon. ...Learn more »
- 22 Apr 2019 A helping hand for the River Gairn
- 25 Feb 2019 Fishing season opens in 'International year of the Salmon'.
- 07 Jan 2019 Our hard working woodlands!
- 19 Nov 2018 BioBlitz event reveals thriving biodiversity at Countesswells
- 29 Oct 2018 Reflections from the edge of the National Park
- 16 Aug 2018 Blue-green spaces to help reduce flooding in Aberdeen
- 19 Jul 2018 Banks of the Dee hold hidden treasures
- 25 Jun 2018 Royal Highland Show
- 19 Jun 2018 Flooding models are a big hit
- 14 Jun 2018 River Dee highlighted in local wildlife film