SEPA engages modelling techniques to help Scotland better prepare for flooding

31 August 2021

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The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is introducing new flood hazard mapping, in order to provide a clearer indication of surface water flood risk now and in the future, with the aim of enabling people, communities and businesses to better understand the risks, and act to reduce the impact of surface water flooding.

The introduction of the new mapping will support delivery of SEPA’s flooding services strategy, due to be published in autumn 2021. The project will involve an initial pilot stage, which will trial high resolution modelling and mapping methodologies, and a range of model assumptions and parameters across four pilot areas in Aberdeen, Glasgow, Peebles and Torridon. When the pilot stage ends in early 2022, an agreed approach will be rolled out across Scotland and the mapping will be produced in a sequence of 11 geographical phases.

Source: SEPA, 23 August 2021