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Chance to have your say on new Flood Resilience Strategy

12 June 2024

Chance to have your say on new Flood Resilience Strategy

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation to gather public views on their new Flood Resilience Strategy.

Developed as part of Scotland’s National Adaptation Plan and the wider Just Transition commitments, the Scottish Government’s Flood Resilience Strategy will focus on what is needed to make communities more flood resilient over the coming decades.

Scotland’s climate has changed significantly and will continue to change for decades to come. One of the biggest climate challenges is adapting to the increased exposure to flooding and the impacts this is having on people, places and activities. We all need to learn to live with and adapt to flooding in Scotland.

The Flood Resilience Strategy sets out what the Scottish Government and partners need to do in the long term to create a flood resilient Scotland. The consultation paper sets out the principles which should guide the strategy and three key themes of people, places, and processes, which were developed following a series of workshops and engagement with communities, practitioners, and researchers in 2023.

The consultation into the Flood Resilience Strategy is open until 13 August 2024 and you can submit your responses online via the Scottish Government website.