On 27th April, Business In The Community (BITC)’s Business Emergency Resilience Group (BERG) hosted their Annual Resilience Day at the Building Research Establishment (BRE) in Watford.
As a key recommendation to the Defra Roundtable for Property Level Flood Resilience, the latest demonstration house at BRE Watford – The BRE Flood Resilient Repair House – shows how simple changes can transform a home to become flood resilient. This demonstration house uses both resistance and resilience measures to simulate an environment where the impacts of flooding would be significantly reduced on a home.
The National Hydrological Monitoring Programme is operated by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH), the UK’s centre for excellence for research in land and freshwater environmental sciences, in collaboration with the British Hydrological Society (BHS) which promotes all aspects of of hydrology – the scientific study and practical applications of the movement, distribution and quality of freshwater in the environment. The programme is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).
A collaboration project between Lancaster University and Save the Children reviewed the experiences of groups of children in London based on the impacts of flooding in 2013/14. This research was aimed at understanding the effects of major emergencies on children in the UK in order for this understanding to be incorporated into the emergency evacuation process.
Early September 2016 saw the release of the Property Flood Resilience Action Plan as an output from the DEFRA Property Level Flood Resilience Roundtable. The report outlines the key task groups; their aims and objectives; leading to further recommendations and actions. The creation of this website is covered under Task Group 3; the full report can be found here.