Implementation of the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009: report to the Scottish Parliament - 2019

Progress of work carried out in 2019 through the implementation of the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009.

One Planet Prosperity – SEPA's Regulatory Flood Strategy

In response to the climate emergency, SEPA is refocussing the delivery of its flooding services, set out in its draft Flood Strategy. It has developed the draft Flood Strategy around the ambition that Scotland's people and places are resilient to flooding. It is focussed on four themes:

  • Future flood risk – improved understanding and communication of future flood risk faced by Scotland enables action now to adapt to climate change
  • Place – we enable the creation of successful and sustainable places
  • Communities – we work together with people and communities, particularly in consideration of social equality and justice
  • Partnerships – we work with current, and develop new, partners to plan for the long term but act now

The draft Flood Strategy has been informed by partner and stakeholder engagement, including Scottish Government. SEPA plan to publish the Strategy in 2021.



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