Proceedings of stakeholder workshop for improving water quality in the Loch of Skene and Leuchar Burn sub-catchments, UK.

As part of REFRESH efforts to 'ground-truth' its economic analysis a stakeholder workshop was held in Dunecht, Aberdeenshire, in September 2012, to gather local stakeholder views on how (dis)proportional and (un)evenly distributed the costs of measures to improve water quality are in relation to the benefits they provide in the Loch of Skene and Leuchar Burn sub-catchments in Scotland. Wider benefits of these measures beyond the water environment were also identified, through a participatory approach implemented via break-out groups and plenary discussions. This workshop builds up on the previous stakeholder engagement process undertaken in this area as part of REFRESH on the collaborative scoping of solutions for water quality.

A leaflet summarising the consultation can be found here (

The proceedings from the meeting can be downloaded from here. (