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Scottish Advisory and Implementation Forum for Flooding (SAIFF)


SAIFF - Aims and Structure

This partnership between the Scottish Government, Scottish public bodies and stakeholders aims to:

  • Support implementation of the Act by advising the government on the preparation of a coordinated suite of subordinate legislation and government policies;
  • Provide a basis for coordinated/partnership working between all parties involved in the implementation of the Act;
  • Support implementation of the Act through the preparation of agreed technical guidance and procedures that will be commonly adopted by all relevant parties.
  • Ensure clear opportunities for ongoing stakeholder engagement;

SAIFF comprises a series of working groups (called Task And Finish Groups), each with a specific remit. These groups are convened to help develop specific guidance or undertake further analysis of important technical issues. Each Task And Finish group includes representation for policy and technical experts.

A core Policy Management Group will be responsible for overseeing the work of SAIFF and the working groups, including agreeing an annual work plan. The Policy Management Group is also responsible for ensuring approaches adopted take account of relevant UK work and European Commission guidance and standards.