Projects in the Centre for Floods, Communities and Resilience

Current projects

Adaptation of urban infrastructure to enhance climate resilience in Nigeria

This project explores sustainable water and drainage concepts in Nigerian urban systems and infrastructure to reduce future flood risk and water shortage through understanding communities at risk.

Children's role in flood preparedness and resilience

Children play a key, but under-researched role in flood risk management. This research project investigates flood education initiatives with young people.

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

The project is focused on demonstrating an approach for identifying opportunities to increase transport network resilience through catchment source control.

Delivering and evaluating multiple flood risk benefits

Developing new strategies for managing urban flood risk as part of wider, integrated urban planning.

Drought Risk and You (DRY)

This project aims to develop an easy to use, evidence-based resource or utility, which can be used in decision-making in drought risk management.

Flood MEMORY (Multi-Event Modelling Of Risk and recoverY)

Identifying critical vulnerabilities, better allocate resources for protection and recovery and improve flood resilience.

Flood repairable

Identifying barriers and proposing solutions to promote low-cost flood approaches that would make properties at flood risk more resilient to damage from floodwaters.

Multi-story water

The 'Living Flood Histories' network has explored how situated flood narrative and memorialisation practices can bring new insights in how to engage public groups, at changing flood risk.

Organisational operational response and strategic decision making for long term flood preparedness in urban areas (SESAME)

This project aims to develop tools that encourage businesses to discover ways of becoming more resilient to floods and to appreciate how adaptation can help protect them from ongoing flood risk.

Reducing floodwater ingress rates of buildings

This study provides experimental insights of replicated and repeated field tests that compare floodwater ingress rates through masonry walls of domestic buildings.

Retrofit of sustainable urban drainage in CBD for improved flood mitigation

RICS Education Trust project, examining the potential for mitigation of pluvial flooding in business districts through retrofitting of SUDS.

Sustainable flood memories and community resilience: a study of three recently flooded communities

Investigating the extent to which local communities who have a history of past extreme flooding events are better equipped to cope during and after new flood events.

Sustainable flood memory - trialling digital storytelling for resilience in 'at risk communities'

This project is part of the ESRC Flood Memories project, working with communities and councils to identify stories that reflect on different aspects of 'preparedness for flood risk'.

Towards hydrocitizenship

This project will address multiple interrelated water issues in a range of settings centred around community and governance practices in the contexts of local cultures, economies and climate change.

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.

Research centres and groups

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