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Flooding Summit 2014

Flooding Summit SpeechFlooding Summit - 15 January 2014

The Scottish Government held a Flooding Summit for Local Authorities at the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh on Wednesday 15 January 2014.

The summit was attended by elected councillors and officials from local authorities across Scotland.  It provided a forum for discussion of the ongoing implementation of the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009, with particular focus on the role of local authorities.  The event also saw the launch by Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Paul Wheelhouse MSP, of new flood risk and hazard maps prepared and published by SEPA on their website.

The agenda for the event can be found here.

The key presentations given on the day are available to download below.

Subject and Speakers Presentation

FRM Act: Overview of implementation and progress so far - Judith Tracey, Scottish Government

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2014: a pivotal year - David Pirie, SEPA View Slides
Effective partnership and implementation of the FRM Act - Walter Scott, Chair of Lead Local Authority Forum and Barbara Barbarito, Scottish Water View Slides
Overview of the Scottish Detailed Rivers Network (DRN) - Dominic Cuthbert, Ordnance Survey and Ross Speirs, Dundee City Council View Slides
Funding of flood protection schemes - Judith Tracey, Scottish Government View Slides