Flood Risk Management Act Scotland

Flood Risk Management Act

Funded through SEPA (Scottish Environment Protection Agency) and established in 2009, the Flood Risk Management Act is designed to create a more “sustainable and modern approach to flood risk management” through a staged implementation of new legislation.

This integrated approach has several key measures that are to be included:

  • A framework for coordination and cooperation between all organisations involved in flood risk management
  • Assessment of flood risk and preparation of flood risk management plans
  • New responsibilities for SEPA, Scottish Water and local authorities in relation to flood risk management
  • A revised, streamlined process for flood protection schemes
  • New methods to enable stakeholders and the public to contribute to managing flood risk, and;
  • A single enforcement authority for the safe operation of Scotland’s reservoirs.

The full Flood Risk Management Act can be downloaded in PDF format here.