Search
Leave Feedback

Our use of cookies

We use necessary cookies to make our site work. We'd also like to set optional analytics cookies to help us improve it. We won't set optional cookies unless you enable them. Using this tool will set a cookie on your device to remember your preferences.

For more detailed information about the cookies we use, see our Cookies page.

Necessary cookies

Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.

Analytics cookies

We'd like to set Google Analytics cookies to help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on how you use it. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone. For more information on how these cookies work, please see our 'Cookies page'.

Social Media / Embedded Media cookies

We would like to allow Twitter and Facebook cookies: this will allow the listing of Fife Council tweets and Facebook posts on some of our pages. See our Cookies page for more details. (If you change this setting, you may need to refresh the page to action your preference.)

We would like to allow embedded media cookies: we occasionally display Google maps and embed audio and video in our pages, e.g., using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. See our Cookies page for more details. (If you change this setting, you may need to refresh the page to action your preference.)

All Docs

Flooding and climate adaptation

Saving...

Flooding on the street and submerged cars

What is climate adaptation?

Climate Adaptation is the need to make adjustments as our climate continues to change. We’re already seeing more rain in Fife and hotter days; even if we were to stop all emissions today, there are still 40 to 50 years of emissions that will affect the earth's climate system. Fife will become wetter and warmer with more frequent and heavy storm events.

Adaptation in Fife could be making changes to our buildings, so they keep cool during hotter summers or are at less risk of being flooded.

This link will help explain what adaptation means and how you can adapt your home and communities to changes in climate

Flooding

An effect of climate change we are witnessing already is increased heavy rainfall, often leading to flooding. This has had devastating effects on residents of Fife already. For more information on what to do please visit the Council flooding pages.

To find out who’s responsible for what, and if your house is at risk, see the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).

For advice on becoming resilient to flooding visit Floodline Scotland.