Surface water management planning: guidance (2013)
Guidance to assist the responsible authorities in preparation of Surface Water Management Plans (SWMPs) to help with the management of surface water flooding. This guidance has now been superseded by the 2018 edition.
1 Further information on the flood risk management planning process can be found in SEPA's Flood Risk Management Planning in Scotland: Arrangements for 2012-2016.
2 This refers to the flood risk related functions that are described in section 1(4) of the FRM Act or any functions that are specified in an order from the Scottish Ministers.
3 The Scottish Ministers issued guidance in 2011, Delivering Sustainable Flood Risk Management, under section 2 (5) and section 29 of the FRM Act
4 Houstoun et al (2011) Pluvial (rain related) flooding in urban areas: the invisible hazard. Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
5 The FRM Act defines flood risk as the combination of the probability of a flood occurring and the potential adverse consequences associated with a flood on human health, the environment, cultural heritage and economic activity.
6 This refers to the flood risk related functions that are described in section 1(4) of the FRM Act or any functions that are specified in an order from the Scottish Ministers.
7 In Scotland the FRM Act implements the European Parliament and Council Directive 2007/60/EC on the assessment and management of flood risks also referred to as the Floods Directive.
8 Scottish Government Sustainable Principles of appraisal: a policy statement and Flood Protection Schemes - Guidance for Local Authorities Chapter 5 Project Appraisal
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