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1st September 2012

Coastal Flooding in Scotland: A guidance document for coastal practitioners

The purpose of this guidance is to provide the most up-to-date knowledge and information relating to coastal flooding in Scotland ensuring that the information in this field is based on the best available scientific evidence. In particular, this aims to synthesise existing science and research on...
1st July 2012

Flood Insurance Provision and Affordability Beyond the Statement of Principles: Implications for Scotland

This survey makes a preliminary assessment of possible social implications in Scotland of changes to the flood insurance market that may follow the end of the Scottish Statement of Principles on the provision of Flood Insurance. The Statement was agreed between the Scottish Government and the...
1st July 2012

Mapping of water supply-demand deficits with climate change in Scotland: land use implications

The supply-demand balance is a key measure of water resource sustainability.This balance is highly uneven across Scotland with much of the demand for water in the drier east. Agricultural irrigation is increasing in many areas, linked to land use change and requirements for high-quality produce....
1st June 2012

Implementation Processes for the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act

This report provides evidence to SEPA and the Scottish Government on the implementation processes for the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009 (hereafter FRM Act) within existing policy frameworks. It gives guidance on the roles and processes of the Flood Risk Management local advisory groups...
1st June 2012

Natural flood management (NFM) knowledge system: Sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS) and flood management in urban areas

This report, one of three reports produced for CREW to verify the current state of knowledge on NFM, focuses on establishing the effectiveness of SUDS measures for flood management in urban areas, particularly in relation to performance under saturation conditions and long term efficiency as a...
1st June 2012

Natural flood management (NFM) knowledge system: The effect of land drainage on flood risk and farming practice

It is increasingly becoming understood that effective management of river basins in terms of water resources (floods, droughts, recreation and biodiversity) requires the integrated management of both land and water practices (O’Donnell et al., 2011). This integrated approach is also recognised as a...
1st June 2012

Natural flood management (NFM) knowledge system: The effect of NFM features on the desynchronising of flood peaks at a catchment scale

Natural flood management (NFM) is currently being promoted as a cost-effective catchment scale approach to managing flood risk and The Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009 places an emphasis on all statutory bodies to consider the use of NFM approaches where possible. Whilst this emphasis has...
Agricultural field
30th April 2012

A review of the arguments relating to bulk export of water

This document reviews the available information on water export and summarises the arguments for and against, providing examples where possible.There is very limited, up-to-date robust and impartial evidence relating to bulk export of water, consequently much of the information presented here is...
1st April 2012

Linking Catchments and Coasts

Scotland’s rivers, coasts and seas provide a critical resource for a range of human activities. In the past, links between human activities and the environment have been poorly managed, leading to a legacy of degradation. Global changes are giving rise to a range of new challenges such as increased...
1st April 2012

Approaches to the implementation of an ecosystems approach

In the last decade, catchment management has seen a wealth of new “top-down” legislation and policy initiatives, such as the EU Water Framework Directive, to take forward emerging demands for better integration and delivery of multiple benefits for society and the environment at the catchment scale...