The Diffuse Pollution Management Advisory Group (DPMAG) is a partnership that focuses on protecting and improving Scotland's water environment by reducing rural diffuse pollution.
The Diffuse Pollution Management Advisory Group (DPMAG) helps create a robust governance, decision-making and coordination framework for the effective delivery of rural diffuse pollution RBMP actions in Scotland and ensures input from a cross section of rural, environmental and biodiversity interests.
- Strategy to reduce diffuse pollution
- The rural diffuse pollution plan for Scotland
- DPMAG members
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DPMAG have developed a two tiered strategy approach to reduce diffuse pollution in Scotland:
- a national campaign to prevent water bodies from deteriorating in status and make improvement where they are not far from a status boundary. DPMAG has developed a national awareness campaign to support this;
- a targeted approach in catchments where the extent of diffuse pollution problem on the water environment requires a more focused approach. Fourteen priority catchments have been selected for the first RBMP cycle.
The rural diffuse pollution plan for Scotland aims to ensure that the key stakeholders in Scotland work in a co-ordinated way to reduce diffuse pollution from rural sources.
This plan is composed of three main parts:
- the overview document which explains how this strategy will be implemented;
- the national action plan explaining the actions that DPMAG and DPMAG members will perform nationally to ensure a coordinated approach in reducing diffuse pollution in Scotland;
- the DPMAG communications plan explaining how DPMAG and DPMAG members will develop the national awareness campaign.
Members of DPMAG include representatives from organisations who have rural diffuse pollution interests, including:
- Association of District Salmon Fishery Boards
- Forestry Commission Scotland
- National Park Authorities
- National Farmers Union Scotland
- Scottish Environment Link
- Scottish Government
- Scottish Land and Estates
- Tenant Farmers Association
- Scottish Natural Heritage
- Scottish Water
- Scottish Golf Environment Group
- James Hutton Institute
- Scotland’s Rural College
The group provides a mechanism to support the effective delivery of rural diffuse pollution RBMP actions in Scotland.
Papers for meeting held on 12 March 2015.
- Draft minutes
- Priority catchment cycle 1 summary
- Presentation - Reducing diffuse pollution from forestry
- Presentation - Initiatives to reduce diffuse pollution from forestry actvities
Agendas, minutes and papers from previous meetings are available on request – please contact us for more details.
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