Improving The Uptake Of Flood Resilience At The Individual Property Level

Rose, Carly and Lamond, Jessica and Dhonau, Mary and Joseph, Rotimi and Proverbs, David (2016) Improving The Uptake Of Flood Resilience At The Individual Property Level. International Journal of Safety and Security Engineering, 6 (3). pp. 607-615. ISSN 2041-9031

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Abstract

One of the drivers for improving resilience to flooding at property level (also known as adoption of a ‘water entry strategy’) was demonstrated by the overtopping of hard engineered flood defences across Cumbria, UK during ‘Storm Desmond’ in December 2015. Although the uptake of water exclusion strategies (also termed ‘flood resistance) is gradually improving in the UK, the longer term resilience options that permit water entry are less popular. Findings from an evidence assessment of the barriers and drivers to uptake of low-cost water entry strategy options are presented. Evidence was collected using a Rapid Evidence Assessment of published materials, semi-structured interviews and workshops with professionals, and a series of case studies of properties that had been adapted to flood risk. Factors leading to successful implementation are identified and illustrated by case study material from homes and small businesses. Water entry and water exclusion approaches were found to be seen as two methods used as part of an integrated approach that can bring about important co-benefits such as improved thermal efficiency and lower energy bills.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment > Resilient Environments
UoA Collections > UoA16: Architecture, Built Environment and Planning
Depositing User: $ Ian McDonald
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2017 15:28
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2017 15:28
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4949

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