Strategic flood risk management in Scotland, Edinburgh

26 April, 2017 | 18:00 - 20:00

Venue address:

Royal Society of Edinburgh
22-26 George Street
United Kingdom
The Glenfinnan Monument, near Fort William, is cut off by flood waters.
The Glenfinnan Monument, near Fort William, is cut off by flood waters.

About this event

The Flood Risk Management team has developed and delivered Scotland's first national FRM Strategies, working with a wide range of SEPA colleagues, including strategic mapping and modelling, flood forecasting and warning, river basin management planning and land use planning.

The strategies have been developed in partnership with Local Authorities, Scottish Water, the Scottish Government and many other stakeholders under the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009.

They provide an overview of planned future flood risk management activities in Scotland, identifying actions for delivery in the first 6 year cycle (2016-2022), as well as setting up a pipeline of future actions in subsequent delivery cycles.

This lecture will cover:

  • An overview of first cycle Flood Risk Management Strategies and Local Flood Risk Management Plans
  • A review of Winter 2015/16 floods
  • A forwards look to challenges and developments in the second Flood Risk Management Planning cycle.


Presenters will include:

  • Ruth Ellis (Principal Policy Officer) and Marion Shoote (Senior Policy Officer, Flood Risk Management) both from Scottish Environmental Protection Agency


For more information, please contact:

Sue Slater

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This event has been aided by sponsorship from ICE Scottish Hydrological Group and CIWEM.


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