Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009.

We work closely with other organisations under the Act, which implemented a risk based, evidence led and collaborative approach to managing flood risks across Scotland.

Our duties under the Act include:

  • understanding the risk of flooding fro the sewer network
  • working with partners to understand the interaction of river, surface water and sewer networks in some of the most complex catchments in Scotland

This will provide a shared understanding of the underlying causes and mechanisms of flooding.

Working with Local Authorities

We support local authorities with our knowledge of the sewer network, to improve the understanding of the flood risk from surface water. This helps them produce their Surface Water Management Plans, which are required in certain areas under the Flood Risk Management Act.

Flood Risk Management Strategies

The first Flood Risk Management Strategies were launched in 2015. These co-ordinated national plans bring together the organisations at the forefront of flood risk management and set a framework for how flooding will be managed.

For more information on Flood Risk Management Strategies and Local Flood Risk Management Plans visit SEPA FRM Strategies

Flood Maps

SEPA publish flood maps under the Flood Risk Management Act. They are designed to help you understand how you could be affected by flooding.

These maps show areas which are likely to flood from rivers, the sea and surface water. 

In addition, the surface water maps include the risk of flooding from the sewer network, identified by Scottish Water risk mapping.

You can view these maps at SEPA Flood Maps