Flood risk management
In December 2015, as required by the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009, the first ever flood risk management strategies were published for Scotland. These will inform directly what flood management actions will be taken forward by local authorities and other partners over the first six year cycle to 2021. They contain a wealth of information about how flood risk will be managed, responsibilities, priorities and other information about local flood risk.
The strategies informed the development of the local flood risk management plans published by the 14 lead local authorities in June 2016. Flood Risk Management Plans take each Flood Risk Management Strategy and turn it into a local delivery plan. The plans provide more detail on how and when actions will be delivered locally, providing additional detail on the cost and benefits, funding and delivery timetable for actions.
We all have important roles to play in flood risk management and more information is available for your area at the link below. The SFF encourage everyone to consider their role in reducing flood risk including Community Flood Resilience Groups who carry out important actions to protect communities across Scotland. Contact the SFF to discuss how you can develop partnerships and action to reduce flood risk.