The Solway Tweed River Basin District straddles the England-Scotland border.
When the Water Framework Directive was transposed into UK legislation, separate provision was made for the Solway Tweed River Basin District. Under the Solway Tweed Regulations the Environment Agency and Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) are working jointly to deliver a co-ordinated approach to river basin planning in the district.
The Solway Tweed River Basin District:
- covers around 17,500 km2, and
- is home to around 450,000 people.
The district supports a wide range of internationally important habitats and wildlife, with many of the water bodies designated Special Areas of Conservation and Special Protection Areas. There are also many excellent salmon and sea trout rivers in the district such as the rivers:
- Esk, and
Together with the SEPA and our partners, we have produced the draft river basin management plan and would like to know your views. If you would like to find out more about the Solway Tweed and the draft river basin management plan then please visit the SEPA website below.