Post graduates help kickstart Flood Innovation Programme with a roadmap

Mariam Zaqout Zora Van Leeuwen Two post graduate researchers from water@leeds, Mariam Zaqout and Zora Van Leeuwen, are helping to shape the future direction of an innovative project to reduce the impact of flooding and climate change in West Yorkshire with the development of an action plan. They have joined the Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions … Read more

‘Unusual suspects’ urged to join flagship programme to reduce flood risk across the region

If you work in health, finance, transport, planning, water resource management or the third sector we would like you to work with us to drive forward a new innovative programme to reduce the impact of flooding and climate change across West Yorkshire. We are hosting two workshops and would like to involve partners from a … Read more

Spread the word – New flood incident engagement exercise

We’ve been working with our partners across the region to launch our exciting new flood incident engagement exercise  to help Risk Management Authorities, (RMAs) and the wider community improve how they communicate during flood events. This is part of our  Communicating Flood Risk project which aims to improve engagement, address challenges surrounding community resilience and promote … Read more

Communicating Flood Risk – Flood Engagement Exercise

iCASP has launched an exciting project to help Risk Management Authorities (RMAs), their partners and the wider community improve flood risk communication during an incident to help increase the resilience of those at risk. To facilitate this we have developed a flood engagement exercise for individuals working in flood incident response this includes both RMAs and engaged … Read more

Autumn Bulletin

Welcome to the Autumn Edition of our quarterly newsletter. Read how £160k has been secured for innovative work to reduce the risk of flooding in Yorkshire, we’ve started modelling at Backstone Beck & meet our new project support officer Emma from Calderdale. If you have any suggestions for future content or comments please email us.  

Assessing options for Natural flood Management in the Moss Brook catchment 

  A successful workshop exploring opportunities for natural flood management (NFM) in the Moss Brook catchment was held in Eckington, southeast of Sheffield, as a joint venture between iCASP and the Don Catchment Rivers Trust (DCRT)   This was the first workshop, organised in late October, as part of our Upper Rother Project, which focuses on three sub-catchments in the Upper Rother Catchment. The project aims to create a directory of NFM evidence which will help the DCRT to target areas that … Read more

Innovative action plan gets funding to reduce the impact of flooding across West Yorkshire

An innovative plan to reduce the impact of flooding and climate change in West Yorkshire over the next six years is being launched during national Flood Action Week. Spearheaded by five local Lead Flood Authorities across the region, the West Yorkshire Flood Innovation Programme (FLIP) has just been achieved a successful bid for £160k local … Read more

Free course to help businesses enter the growing property flood resilience market

Businesses across the Yorkshire and Humber region are being offered FREE places on an online course aimed at helping them to benefit from the opportunities available in the growing property flood resilience sector. It is being run by the Flood Innovation Centre at the University of Hull starting on 7 December for five weeks on … Read more

Press Release: Leeds environmental science researchers take part in WaterLANDS – New European Green Deal project launched to restore European wetlands

18 October 2021 An ambitious project has been launched to tackle largescale restoration of Europe’s wetlands, with €23 million of funding from the EU Horizon 2020 Programme Green Deal. WaterLANDS (Water-based solutions for carbon storage, people and wilderness) will restore wetland sites across Europe which have been decimated by human activity and lay the foundations … Read more

Press Release – How much do you know about how to protect your property from flooding?

14 October 2021 People who live and work in Yorkshire are being asked about how much they know about making their property flood resilient as part of a national project. Yorkshire Flood Resilience is one of three Pathfinder Projects in the country that have been funded by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural … Read more