This is a free dissemination workshop for the Urban Flood Resilience: Property Flood Resilience Database project. Three workshops will be taking place across the UK over a series of dates in September. Workshop locations include, Liverpool, Watford (England) and Ravenscraig (Scotland) – see below for dates and booking.
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.
On Wednesday 27th April 2017 the Annual Resilience Day took place focusing on the question “Are you flood Ready” as a part of ‘Responsible Business Week‘. Hosted by Business In The Community’s (BITC) Business Emergency Resilience Group (BERG), this event was held 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.
Cumbria Flood Expo 2017. This is a free event held in Carlisle with the aim of “discussing problems and finding solutions to UK wide flooding”. Organisation courtesy of Cumbria Emergency Response Team (CERT) UK.
This workshop will examine how the Action Plan will impact on property flood resilience in Scotland. This free, half-day event will be held at the BRE Innovation Park in Ravenscraig near Motherwell on 16th February 2017.
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.
Building on the success of the Resilience 15 event, the next event on 1st November 2016 will be Resilience 16. This will be hosted at the Building Research Establishment site in Watford. This event will review property level flood resilience in the built environment. We will review the challenges of this and what we can do to mitigate the damage caused by flooding in the UK.