Glasgow City Region Adaptation Strategy - report

Glasgow City Region Climate Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan

What needs to happen:

7.1 Extension of the flood warning scheme in Glasgow City Region through collaboration between SEPA, Scottish Government, Scottish Water and local authorities to enhance flood warning in the region. In particular, the focus should be on enhancing the accuracy and coverage of flood sources to cover surface water flooding. It should also explore the potential to develop forecast-based financing, shifting to paying homeowners and businesses that are likely to flood in extreme weather in advance, to provide them with capacity to better prepare, respond and recover, and therefore minimizing damage and disruption for those most vulnerable. 7.2 Implementation of an integrated climate alert warning system for Glasgow City Region , covering the full range of hazards, such as drought, heat, wildfires and landslips. This should provide infrastructure for alerts and focus on putting in place the processes needed for effective responses for those at risk. It should build on existing approaches such as SEPA’s Flood Alert System, and Local and Regional Resilience Partnerships, but expanded to new partners such as health boards. It should explore the potential to pilot, with a view to scaling regionally and potentially nationally. 7.3 Continued delivery of strategic Flood Risk Management activities. SEPA, the regional local authorities and other key partners should continue to work together to complete the second cycle of Local Flood Risk Management Plans, and the subsequent investment in strategic flood risk management activities. The work should consider the fit with both the long-term adaptation pathway, and property level protection, as well as trialling new approaches to blended finance and private sector involvement. 7.4 A regional property flood resilience and resistance installation programme should subsidize the cost of installing property resilience and resistance measures, to accelerate roll out of property level protection across Glasgow City Region, with priority going to the most socially vulnerable. This should be carefully constructed to avoid compromising the viability of future flood protection schemes. The programme should cover all aspects of installation, from finance to maintenance, and quality assurance.

7.5 Exploration of new insurance models to cover potential risks to the existing insurance models and new insurance models or instruments to ensure a viable long-term market.


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