Yorkshire Property Flood Resilience Pathfinder

Improving property flood resilience across Yorkshire through awareness raising and public engagement

Project summary: The Yorkshire Property Flood Resilience (PFR) Pathfinder project aims to increase the effective uptake of PFR across Yorkshire.

The project will work with communities, planning and construction professionals and the insurance sector to raise awareness and understanding to encourage a change in peoples’ perception, attitude and behaviour towards PFR. A range of activities will be developed to actively involve and empower participants to adopt measures to make themselves and their properties resilient to flooding. These will include showcasing model PFR measures in awareness raising events with, some being located in a physical demonstration site at Wilberforce College, Hull as part of the Living with Water initiative. A touring display will also be created for use at regional events and temporary exhibitions at Lead Local Flood Authority sites.

The Boathouse Inn in Saltaire with Property Flood Resilience measures deployed (February 2020)
The Boathouse Inn in Saltaire with Property Flood Resilience measures deployed in February 2020

iCASP’s role in this project is to survey current knowledge, attitudes and uptake of PFR measures across the region at the start of the project. This will help inform the design of the activities. The survey will be repeated again at the end of the project to understand the impact the pathfinder has had.

If you would like more information about the project, you can follow its progress on Twitter @YorkshirePFR, or email YorkshirePropertyFloodResilience@york.gov.uk

Project team: City of York Council, Living with Water partnership, JBA Consulting

Project number: 26

Duration: Sept 2019 – April 2021

Useful links:

Government announcement about the pathfinder projects; https://www.gov.uk/government/news/29-million-extra-funding-to-boost-action-on-making-homes-more-resilient-to-floods

Living With Water partnership news article: https://livingwithwater.co.uk/news/funding-boost-for-flood-project

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