Yorkshire Flood Resilience project – supporting flood resilient businesses

We’re excited to share the most recent developments from Yorkshire Flood Resilience.

The Yorkshire Flood Resilience project, previously known as Yorkshire Future Flood Resilience Pathfinder Project, is led by City of York Council and supported by JBA Consulting and the Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme (iCASP).

It is one of three Defra commissioned projects across England, which aim to understand and overcome the barriers to the uptake of Property Flood Resilience (PFR), whilst identifying incentives such as training and community flood awareness to drive positive behaviour change.

‘Hazard and Hope’ YouTube series

The Yorkshire Flood Resilience project has sponsored a selection of episodes in the ‘Hazard and Hope’ YouTube series by Ed Barsley, Director of The Environmental Design Studio (TEDS).

The latest episode is launched today!  You can watch it HERE from 4:15pm

In this episode you’ll hear from Dave Watson at JLA in West Yorkshire, about how flooding has affected their business and the range of different ways they have adapted their property and practices to be more flood resilient.

JLA’s site premises comprises five large buildings, four of which are interconnected and include modern offices, a distribution centre, warehousing and workshops. The site experienced flooding from the River Ryburn, affecting the rear external areas of the site adjacent to the watercourse, and internal flooding to three of the buildings.

A suite of Property Flood Resilience (PFR) measures were recommended through our comprehensive PFR report, which was used by company management to successfully secure funds for the PFR works to be completed.

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Yorkshire Flood Resilience website

In December 2020 the project website was launched: Yorkshire Flood Resilience providing a central space for Yorkshire-based Property Flood Resilience knowledge and hosting a range of resources.

Look out for the latest blogs on the website, From risk to resilience which are being produced in partnership with six local authorities discussing flood risk and Property Flood Resilience.

Want to know more?

Email Shelley Evans for more information about the Yorkshire Flood Resilience project. There is also more information in our September blog.

You can visit the Yorkshire Flood Resilience website, and follow the latest updates on Twitter @YorkshirePFR and on Linkedin Yorkshire Flood Resilience

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