Summer Bulletin 2021

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.  

Yorkshire Flood Resilience launches new online game to teach children about preparing for flooding

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

Helping flood-hit companies build for the future

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

Stop the spread of Invasive Species

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

Confluence 2021- open for registration

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

Insurers, lenders and local authorities join forces to boost flood resilience for SMEs

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

A hacking good time: iCASP participated in the Met Office’s climate data hackathon

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

Press Release – Communicating about flood risk

New tools to help communicate about flooding to at risk communities Role play exercises are to be used to help overcome challenges of communicating about flooding to communities at greatest risk. This is one of the tools that will be developed as part of a new project run by the Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme … Read more

Spring Bulletin 2021

Bulletin Spring 2021 Welcome to the Spring edition of our quarterly newsletter. The past months have been a challenging time for  many of us during lockdown but we have continued to make progress with many of our projects and would like to update you on developments.  We hope you enjoy reading our bulletin, if you have any suggestions for future content … Read more