An assessment of drainage best management practices in Scotland

G. McKissock, Christopher Jefferies, Brian James D'Arcy

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    The study was carried out to establish the extent to which source-control systems are being used in Scotland. An investigation into the level of knowledge of such systems was also initiated. Over 100 questionnaires were sent to organizations which have been involved in the development of surface-water drainage schemes, and the 43 responses were analysed.

    Further work was then undertaken to establish the locations of source-control systems in use. The collated information was utilized and, with the help of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency consent files and correspondence with consultants, a database indicating the locations of sites, was compiled. Information was collected on approximately 79 examples of such systems, currently in use or proposed, in Eastern Scotland.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)47-51
    Number of pages5
    JournalWater and Environment Journal
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 1999


    • Best management practice
    • Flood control
    • Pollution prevention
    • Questionnaire
    • Scotland


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