Supporting society’s pursuit for climate resilience

As a key strategic partner to the Environment Agency, our work will be crucial to delivering against the practical actions set out in their Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) Strategy Roadmap to 2026.

Written by Peter May| Head of Resilience and Water Management

How can we be better prepared for the impacts of climate change

The new FCERM Roadmap was launched during the Flood and Coast conference in 2022.  It directly supports the implementation of the £5.2 billion capital investment programme in England which will better protect many hundreds of thousands of properties from flooding and coastal erosion by 2027.

Creating climate resilient places

Creating climate resilient places lies at the heart of the FCERM strategy. Its vision is for “a nation ready for, and resilient to, flooding and coastal change – today, tomorrow and to the year 2100”.
It was an amazing achievement to receive the Climate Resilient Places Award at this year’s Flood and Coast conference, on behalf of the South West PFR Pathfinder team. An excellent example of what can be achieved by adopting a collaborative one team approach.

An innovative approach

The three PFR Pathfinder projects are the latest examples of investment by Defra and the Environment Agency to create tools and inform FCERM policy that serve as a legacy and a platform for the wider rollout of society’s pursuit for climate resilience. Through the South-West Pathfinder, we now have a truly innovative approach to raising awareness of how we can adapt, respond and recover from flooding.

The challenge now is to build upon the benefits that these projects have generated. We need a concerted effort now to realise the benefits and build on these foundations in our pursuit of climate resilience.

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Want to know more?

Contact Peter May for more information about the PFR Pathfinder projects.

Watch the animation ‘Missy’s Tale’ or visit the BeFloodReady website developed through the South West Pathfinder project.


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