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The Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009 (AFPS) introduced a new approach to flood risk management in Scotland.
The act introduces a more sustainable and modern approach to flood risk management, suited to the needs of the 21st century and to the impact of climate change.
It also creates a more joined up and co-ordinated process to manage flood risk at a national and local level.
The local plan will detail the implementation of actions to manage flood risk including flood protection schemes, which are the equivalent to the AFPS.
Responsibility for flood risk management planning falls in the main to the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, local authorities and Scottish Water.
Residents can reduce the damage and disruption caused by flooding by being prepared.
For more information visit our Flooding Advice page.