The principle river systems are the Lagan, Bush and Quoile as well as the smaller systems draining from the glens of antrim, and the County Down Coastline. The NE RBD has an extensive coastline including Larne, Belfast and Strangford Loughs, with Lough Mourne, Clea Lakes and Silent Valley the main lakes.
- NE RBD first cycle river basin management plan summary 2009 - 2015
- NE RBD second cycle river basin management plan summary 2015 -2021
The interactive web map allows the quality of the water bodies to be viewed.
This area has 3 dedicated catchment management officers who cover the catchments within the NE RBD – Bush, Antrim Glens, Lagan, Belfast Lough, Quoile, Strangford and South Down as well as the Carlingford & Newry area within the Neagh Bann River Basin District.