New Modelling Techniques Could Help Combat Flooding

The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) engages innovative modelling techniques to help Scotland better prepare for future increased flooding.

SEPA is introducing new flood hazard mapping which will provide a clearer indication of surface water (also known as pluvial) flood risk now and in future.

This will enable 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 being published in autumn 2021. It is key to the organisation’s vision of a society that is resilient to flooding and adapted to future climate change.

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