Scotland’s future as a ‘Hydro Nation’ as set out in the Water Resources (Scotland) Bill has been supported by the Scottish Parliament’s Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee.
Within its Stage 1 report, the Committee outlines its endorsement of the Scottish Government’s approach in ensuring the Hydro Nation work is closely linked with other environmental, planning and energy efficiency policy strands.
The Scottish Government’s intention is that the Bill should set a framework for making the most of Scotland’s water resource, seeking to develop and improve its management as a key part of its wider Hydro Nation policy agenda. As such, the Bill proposes legislation across a broad range of topics relating to water and sewerage services in Scotland.
A Parliamentary debate on the Bill is anticipated during the week of 17 December.