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

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

What do you know about Property Flood Resilience – Have we made a difference?

People who live and work in Yorkshire and Chesterfield are being asked to take part in a survey to find out their views on property flood resilience (PFR). We are carrying out the survey as part of the evaluation of the Yorkshire Property Flood Resilience (PFR) Pathfinder – one of three national projects commissioned by … Read more

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

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

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