Flood-hit communities will reap the rewards of £700,000 of national funding.
The Scottish Government unveiled the funds yesterday, which will be dispersed to Sepa, the Scottish Flood Forum (SFF) and Light Detection and Ranging (Lidar).
It comes three years after much of Aberdeenshire was still reeling after the devastating floods caused by Storm Frank.
Hundreds of people were forced to flee their homes while businesses were left badly damaged at the end of 2015 and beginning of the following year.
Sepa has been awarded £300,000 to help it continue in its work, which entails forecasting flooding, issuing warnings and risk management.
The SFF has been given £33,000 to raise awareness of the importance of flood resilient repairs and installing flood protection measures for property.
And £180,00 has been made available to gather Lidar data, which surveys terrain and helps monitor flood risk.
Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham said: “Flooding can cause utter devastation to communities, as we saw in 2015. It’s vital that we do everything we can to prepare for the worst, and this additional funding will improve our resilience against future flooding.
“It will allow us to increase our understanding of when and where flooding is most likely to occur, and to support those communities affected.
“The Scottish Government is spending £420million over 10 years to protect homes and businesses in our most flood-prone areas – demonstrating our commitment to tackling this age-old problem.
“Ensuring our communities, society, economy and environment are protected from the impacts of climate change is a crucial step to delivering a greener, fairer and more prosperous country.”