Flood Prevention

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered at on 1 November 2001.

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Photo of Des McNulty Des McNulty Labour

Question S1F-1345

To ask the First Minister what action is being taken by the Scottish Executive to protect vulnerable communities from the effects of climate change and, in particular, from flooding.

Photo of Henry McLeish Henry McLeish Labour

The Executive has published a significant amount of research into the likely effects of climate change in Scotland. Most recently, research into Potential Adaptation Strategies for Climate Change in Scotland was published last month. This research will inform our consideration of a strategic level response to assist local decision makers to implement adaptation strategies to protect their communities.

On the specific risk of flooding, the Executive encourages local authorities to address flood risk of non-agricultural land, and has ensured that councils have the necessary powers and resources required. Additionally, with the launch of Floodline this morning, the Executive has provided for Scottish Environment Protection Agency’s flood warnings and information on the risk of flooding to be more readily available.

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