RBMP information sources

This page provides a full list of RBMP data sources.

Water environment hub

The tool provides information on current condition and future targets for rivers, lochs, coastal waters and groundwaters.

Classification information

The most detailed and up to date classification information for all parameters is available in our water classification hub. This has maps of all results, along with data from previous years. It can be accessed through our classification information page, which also has resources explaining the technical and legislative background to the classification methods.


Scotland’s environment website

This site provides data on all aspects of the Scottish environment in a range of data visualisation applications. This website provides an interactive application showing the overall status of the rivers, lochs, estuaries and coasts in Scotland, classified using the Water Framework Directive (WFD) classification scheme. Results are provided for all water bodies defined under the WFD, and include assessments of water quality, habitat condition, water flows and levels, and invasive non-native species.

This application is aimed at those with a more general interest in the state of water including – the public, schools, higher education, businesses, local government. This gives overall status only but you can get access to water body information sheets which contain more detailed information.

RBMP first plan archive: Water body information sheets

Archive material: The water body information sheets provide the details for each water body in the Scotland and Solway Tweed river basin districts from 2009. This information, including objectives and planned measures, has been updated in the 2015 plans and is no longer in use.

Will the river do the work? A practical guide for assessing river recovery potential and directing when passive river restoration measures can be used to allow rivers to self-heal

The ability of a river to self-heal, referred to as recovery potential is linked to the energy environment and sediment load of a reach. This report presents tools at both the catchment-scale (remotely sensed) and the reach-scale (field assessed) that describe how recovery potential can be assessed. Restoration approaches can then be designed to work with the system, with passive approaches being applied to high recovery potential reaches, whereas active restoration is likely to be needed in reaches with a low recovery potential that take longer to self-heal. This guide is intended for river practitioners interested in scooping, designing and/or delivering river restoration or improvements, primarily in rural locations. This process-based approach to restoration works with a rivers natural functioning to decrease the costs and increase the scales at which restoration can be applied. 

If you cannot find the information that you need through these sources please contact us.