New survey to capture how effective historic property flood resilience is in Leeds and Bradford

Some property owners in Bradford and Leeds are being urged to take part in a survey to capture the effectiveness of flood products installed historically to help protect these communities. The study is being carried out this Autumn as part of the Yorkshire Flood Resilience Property Flood Resilience (PFR) Pathfinder – one of three DEFRA … Read more

Innovative action to improve flood resilience across West Yorkshire

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

Drop in for a chat and a cuppa at a Climate Café

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

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