Exhibition Enquiry Keep Me Informed

Convened by:

18-20 June 2019

Telford International Centre, UK

Sara Lane

Sara  Lane

Sara Lane

Senior Analyst, JBA Speaking On: Day 2 (21st March) Session: Property flood resilience
Download Presentation

Property flood resilience - enabling uptake

The Defra Property Flood Resilience Action Plan is progressing a range of themes aimed at encouraging better uptake of resilience measures for properties at high flood risk. This will be hugely beneficial to individuals, families and businesses alike. It will help to both significantly reduce flood damages and provide greater peace of mind to those communities where traditional forms of flood alleviation have not been feasible.This presentation will explore the challenges that we face in achieving these objectives, by drawing on the evidence available from community property flood resilience schemes delivered by the Environment Agency and Local Authorities, as well as post-flood grants such as we witnessed following Storm Desmond. Levels of public awareness, the language we use and how property flood resilience is delivered are key factors that can act as barriers affecting take-up. But simply increasing take-up will be of no value without listening to the needs of property owners or insurers, and without developing and adopting best practice standards in flood risk assessment, product design, installation and ongoing aftercare. By addressing these barriers, we have a great opportunity to enable people to better prepare their homes and businesses for future floods, empowering communities to manage the impact that flooding has on their lives and livelihoods. 


Back to all speakers

Flood and Coast 2018RT @WomenInFCERM: We *really* want diverse panels at #FloodandCoast19 - best way for that to happen is for us to get ideas from a diverse r…

Flood and Coast 2018RT @FCRMResearchEA: #floodandcoast advisory group today. Looking for more research input #behaviourchange #bigdata #ai #climatechange #fore…

Flood and Coast 2018Just 3 weeks left to propose speakers or content for #FloodandCoast19. Deadline 31st December. All the details at https://t.co/Sd2G4H0oZU

Flood and Coast 2018Welcome @markgarrattea ! https://t.co/qMO9opDLI8

Flood and Coast 2018RT @ianhodgeEA: @floodmary @WomenInFCERM Still time to submit a paper for @floodandcoast 2019 event: https://t.co/Aet8O7G1RG #flood & #coa…

Flood and Coast 2018RT @CIRIAupdates: Still time to submit a paper for @floodandcoast 2019 event https://t.co/G6BMNrprPU
CIRIA continues to support this indust…