The river valleys project: A participatory approach to integrated catchment planning and management in Scotland

E S Edwards-Jones

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    Abstract

    Legislation and institutional structure have restricted opportunities for the integrated planning and management of Scotland's water resources. There is growing recognition that a more holistic and integrated approach to river management may enable progress in solving some of the problems facing Scottish freshwaters. The River Valleys Project established case studies of participatory integrated catchment planning for two rivers in Lothian Region, the Water of Leith and the River Almond. Nine stages were identified in the development of participatory integrated catchment plans. These involved all agencies and individuals with an interest in river management and a high degree of community participation. The development of plans for the Water of Leith and River Almond revealed a wide variety of benefits that can be derived from an integrated approach to river management.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)125-141
    Number of pages17
    JournalJournal of Environmental Planning and Management
    Volume40
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 1997

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