LINK notes on the Marshalled List of Amemdments selected for stage three of the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Bill. This document offers a more detailed briefing on the amendments, as tabled.
The Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Bill already represents a significant improvement to flood management in Scotland. This LINK freshwater briefing looks at proposed amendments that would improve the Flood Risk Management Bill legislation still further at stage three. The key amendments for stage 3 include strengthening provisions for the consideration of natural flood management, ensuring … Read More »
LINK Freshwater Taskforce Briefing for Stage One of the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Bill. The new Bill must ensure a sustainable approach to flood management, incorporating sustainable principles in the general provisions and indeed throughout the Bill. The provisions for natural flood management should be strengthened and a new duty introduced to ensure the implementation … Read More »
Financial Memorandum. Written submission by the Freshwater Taskforce of Scottish Environment LINK on the financial implications and the costs and benefits of the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Bill.
Stage one written evidence on the general principles of the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Bill to the Scottish Parlaiment’s Rural Affiars and Environment Committee
A briefing by the Freshwater Taskforce of Scottish Environment LINK for the Rural Affairs and Environment debate on flooding and flood management Scottish Environment LINK’s Freshwater Taskforce welcomes the recommendations of the Rural Affairs and Environment Committee’s Inquiry into Flooding and Flood Management. Flooding is a big issue and likely to get worse due to … Read More »
Further evidence to the Rural Affairs and Environment Committee for their Flooding and Flood Management Inquiry. Additional information with regards to natural flood management techniques and the role of natural habitats in storing and slowing down the flow of water and further evidence of the current practices of building on floodplains. See also our inital … Read More »
The Freshwater Taskforce warmly welcomes the remit of this inquiry and we hope that the evidence we provide will be helpful in informing the future flooding policies. This written evidence focuses on key issues in relation to the new Flooding Bill and sustainable flood management; and the role of natural flood management in that process. … Read More »
A briefing prepared by the Freshwater Taskforce of the Scottish Environment LINK on the implementation of Sustainable Flood Management (SFM) through primary legislation. Climate change predictions suggest that Scotland is set to get wetter and stormier, increasing the risk of flooding. Therefore floods that are currently considered ‘extreme’ will become more common in future. The … Read More »
Flooding is a natural phenomenon, but one that is also exacerbated by human mismanagement of the environment. One of the results is that more and more people, particularly the vulnerable, are living in fear of flooding. The problem of flooding has been made worse by the way we construct and defend ourselves against floods, and … Read More »
In order to keep our water environment healthy, we need reliable and sustainable water services. However, in some parts of our country, the amount of water being abstracted and lost through leakage is unsustainable, and damaging to wildlife and the environment. Some areas of Scotland still suffer from pollution caused by inadequate treatment of sewage … Read More »
Evidence to the Environment and Rural Development Committee on progress of implementation of the Water Environment and Water Services Act (WEWS Act) in Scotland, the Act that transposed the European Water Framework Directive (WFD), the most important piece of European environmental legislation aiming to protect and enhance the water environment.