How to deal with more frequent storm and flood events causing devastation across the country is a major challenge set to get worse due to climate change. The Met Office’s recent report – State of UK Climate 2020 – confirms that the country’s climate is changing. Recent decades have been warmer, sunnier but also wetter … Read more
Climate Cafes are being held next month (September) in York and Hull as a novel way of helping people protect themselves from flooding. Yorkshire Flood Resilience, one of three DEFRA funded property flood resilience pathfinder projects across England, is working with the University of Hull’s Energy and Environment Institute to host the two free events … Read more
Welcome to the Summer edition of our quarterly newsletter. Thank you to everyone who took part in Confluence21 events and helped to make them such a success. We have included a summary, alongside updates on many of our projects. If you have any suggestions for future content or comments please email us.
By Yorkshire Flood Resilience Project Officer Lauren Davidson The role of the Yorkshire Flood Resilience project is to raise awareness of property flood resilience (PFR) measures among audiences across Yorkshire. Since the project was established in 2019, we’ve developed a wide range of information, tools and resources aimed at everyone from home and business owners … Read more
Companies affected by floods are working with a ground-breaking project aimed at protecting their future business interests. The study, led by the University of Leeds, was set up to highlight the true monetary cost of flooding to the business sector and local communities. It aims to establish a framework in which insurers work more closely … Read more
It’s national Invasive Species Week, 24 – 30 May, and iCASP is joining a campaign to raise awareness of why non native species are a problem and how to deal with them to help protect the environment. Invasive species are one of the top threats to global diversity and cost the British economy over £2 … Read more
Baroness Judith Blake will be our guest speaker at the main plenary session of Confluence on Tuesday 8 June, 10am – 12.45pm. The former Leader of City of Leeds Council will be speaking at 10.15am. Read our Special Bulletin about the event. You can book now for the main plenary event.
Don’t miss our exciting annual Confluence to showcase the many outputs from our projects. This year we will be running a series of four virtual events during the week starting with the main plenary on Tuesday 8 June. Our theme is ‘Working together to improve resilience across the Yorkshire and Humber region. Book your place … Read more
Pictured: Dr Paola Sakai A project to promote a better understanding of the impact of flooding on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and help them to become more resilient has been carried out in the Yorkshire and Humber region. The findings of – ‘Bridging the knowledge gap to boost SME resilience’ – are being presented … Read more
Overview In light of the upcoming COP26 hosted by the city of Glasgow this November, the Met Office held a virtual hackathon to explore opportunities for boosting societal resilience to climate change. The two-day event on the 16th and 17th of March was aimed at finding new ways to use data to deal with challenges … Read more