Below you will find useful resources for Centre for Floods, Communities and Resilience (CFCR) projects:

DEFRA Flood Repairable project

Project website

Project report


  • Listen to Judy, a flooded householder, describe how she made her kitchen more resilient and repairable.
  • Listen to Roger describe how he made his house flood resilient.
  • Find out how one household was able to carry on as normal straight after their most recent flood.

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EPSRC Flood MEMORY: Multi-Event Modelling of Risk and Recovery



Selected journal papers

Bhattacharya-Mis, N, Rotimi Dada, J, Proverbs, D and Lamond, J (2015) Grass-root preparedness against potential flood risk among residential and commercial property holders. International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, 6 (1). pp. 44-56. ISSN 1759-5908.

Lamond, J, Joseph, R and Proverbs, D (2015) An exploration of factors affecting the long term psychological impact and deterioration of mental health in flooded households. Environmental Research, 140. pp. 325-334. ISSN 0013-9351.

Conference publications

Bhattacharya-Mis, N and Lamond, J (2015) An investigation of flood memory, insurance and property value: The UK regime. In: RICS COBRA AUBEA 2015, Sydney Australia, 8-10 July 2015. Sydney, Australia: Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Bhattacharya-Mis, N and Lamond, J (2014) Towards an integrated framework for building resilience using flood memory in built environment. In: 2nd International Conference on Urban Sustainability and Resilience, London, 3-5 November 2014. London: UCL.

NERC Co-creating railway flood resilience: applying the science of blue-green-grey infrastructure

A principal output of the project was a co-produced systematic approach to the identification of potential for flood resilience enhancement in relation to rail infrastructure using blue-green-grey infrastructure. This approach comprised of:

  • a systematic process for multi-agency identification and prioritisation of flood risk 'hotspots' requiring intervention
  • a system for determining whether source control measures can be used to achieve greater flood resilience, and if so what these measures should be
  • a set of costed blue-green-grey infrastructure for securing greater rail resilience and reduced local flooding
  • a set of assessed ES-related benefits
  • a proposition exploring potential mechanisms for funding works based on PES and ES approaches
  • a case study which shares and captures learning from the project.

RICS Retrofit of Sustainable Urban Drainage (SUDS) in CBD for improved flood mitigation

Project reports

The final report is available to view on the RICS website.


Lamond, J, Rose, C and Booth, C (2015) Evidence for improved urban flood resilience by sustainable drainage retrofit. Proceedings of the ICE: Urban Design and Planning, 168 (2). pp. 101-111. ISSN 1755-0793.

Lamond, J, Wilkinson, S and Rose, C (2014) Conceptualising the benefits of green roof technology for commercial real estate owners and occupiers. In: 20th Annual Pacific Rim Real Estate Society Conference, 2014.

Wilkinson, S, Lamond, J, Proverbs, D, Sharman, L, Heller, A and Manion, J (2015) Technical considerations in green roof retrofit for stormwater attenuation in the central business district. Structural Survey, 33 (1). pp. 33-51. ISSN 0263-080X.

AHRC Multi-story Water

Project reports

The full multi-story water report is available on ISSUU.

Project websites

  • Multi-Story-Eastville
  • Multi-Story-Shipley (still running as part of the AHRC Towards Hydrocitizenship project through the University of Manchester)

EPSRC Organisational Operational Response and Strategic Decision Making for Long Term Flood Preparedness in Urban Areas (SESAME)

EPSRC Delivering and evaluating multiple flood risk benefits

ESRC Sustainable flood memories


  • ESRC Sustainable Flood Memories and the development of community resilience to future flood risk: a comparative study of three recently flooded communities
  • ESRC Sustainable Flood Memory: Trialling digital storytelling as a form of adaptive learning and knowledge exchange for resilience in 'at risk communities'

Project website

Project blog

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Project films

A DVD with the 21 stories can be obtained from

The stories are available online from the project’s website and from the UWE Bristol's YouTube channel.


  • McEwen L, and Jones O (2012) Building local/lay flood knowledges into community flood resilience planning after the July 2007 floods, Gloucestershire, UK, Hydrology Research, 43 (5). pp. 675-688.
  • McEwen, L J, Krause, F, Jones, O and Garde-Hansen, J (2012) “Sustainable flood memories, informal knowledges and the development of community resilience to future flood risk”. In D. Proverbs, S. Mambretti, C. A. Brebbia and D. de Wrachien (eds.) Flood Recovery, Innovation and Response III. WIT Press, Ashurst, UK. pp 253-264.
  • McEwen, L J , Garde-Hansen, J , Jones, O , Krause, F and Holmes, A. Sustainable flood memories, informal knowledges and the development of community resilience to future flood risk. Conference volume – International Conference on Flood Resilience: Experiences in Asia and Europe. 5-7 September 2013, Exeter, United Kingdom.
  • McEwen, L J, Garde-Hansen, J, Holmes, A, Jones, O and Krause, F (in press)
  • Sustainable Flood Memories, Lay knowledges and the Development of Community Resilience to Future Flood Risk. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers. [open access online]

Childrens role in flood preparedness and resilience

AHRC Towards Hydrocitizenship


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Flood Re: Evidence for the benefits of Property Flood Resilience

Project reports

The Phase 2 report (PDF) summarises the findings from Phases 1 and 2 of the Flood Re: Evidence Review Project.


Lamond, J, Rose, C, Bhattacharya-Mis, N and Joseph, R (2018). Evidence review for property Flood Resilience Phase 2 report. London, Flood Re/UWE Bristol.

Centre for Floods, Communities and Resilience (CFCR)

The Centre focusses on a range of specific themes relating to flooding and extreme weather reflecting the diversity and interdisciplinary nature of issues concerning the development of resilient communities.

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