The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is Scotland’s principal environmental regulator, protecting and improving Scotland’s environment. As a non-departmental public body of the Scottish Government, SEPA’s role is to make sure that the environment and human health are protected, to ensure that Scotland’s natural resources and services are used as sustainably as possible and contribute to sustainable economic growth.


The key staff involved in the management and delivery of the CSGN are:

  • Scott Mathieson

SEPA is working in partnership with others to support delivery of the CSGN, including:

  • improving urban water quality through the Water Environment Fund (WEF)
  • working with rural landowners and managers to improve rural water quality by soil erosion and pollution due to agricultural run-off
  • developing and implementing Local Flood Risk Management Plans to address flood risks identifed in Flood Risk Management Strategies
  • working with local authorities and transport providers to improve air quality

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