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Picking out the Positives from Agricultural Sectors and Planning for Water Scarcity with SEPA
Episode 310th May 2023 • The Rural Roundup • Farm Advisory Service
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Welcome back to the Rural Roundup. This show is produced in association with the Scottish Government. On today’s episode George & Robert pick out some positives from across the Sectors, and I’m joined by Nathan Critchlow-Watton , Head of Water and Planning at SEPA, Scottish Environment Protection Agency, to tell us more about planning for water scarcity in Scotland.  

Show Notes  

00:31 - The Rural Roundup with George and Robert 

14:14 – Water Scarcity in Scotland 

22.28– I need your help! Listener request.  


FAS Resources 

Nature Based Solutions to Combat Drought and Flooding | Helping farmers in Scotland | Farm Advisory Service (

Water Requirements at Grass | Helping farmers in Scotland | Farm Advisory Service (

Working for Water in a Changing Climate | Helping farmers in Scotland | Farm Advisory Service (


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Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) Homepage

Water scarcity | Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)


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