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Tag: Business

The 2013/14 winter floods and policy change: the dynamics of change in the aftermath of major crises

University of Exeter

July 2014 – June 2015

It is essential to understand the perceptions of the problems and solutions that evolve during the year following a flood event in order to better understand how longer term policy responses occurs at local and national scales.

Research Council: ESRC

The summer after the floods

University of Birmingham

September 2014 – August 2016

A real-time examination of the social, economic and environmental dimensions of flood recovery and resilience. The scale, diversity, persistence and severity of the UK flooding events in the winter of 2013/14 provide a unique opportunity to study flood recovery from the perspective of businesses, homeowners, local communities and environmental quality. Research from a multi-disciplinary team helps to uncover: which factors enable or inhibit fast and effective flood recovery from the perspectives of business, social justice and environmental stability, and how can communities, businesses, government organisations and policy makers prepare to mitigate and reduce the impacts of future flood events?

Research Council: ESRC

Water resilient cities: climate uncertainty & urban vulnerability to hydrohazards

Heriot-Watt University

July 2016 – June 2021

WATCH THIS SPACE: Creating resilient, sustainable, water-secure cities depends on our understanding of the potential future risks from floods and drought, and our ability to increase our resilience to them. This fellowship is quantifying the uncertainty in future hydro-hazards and designing engineering and policy interventions to help increase urban resilience and to inform urban water security adaptation plans for cities and their surrounding areas.

Research Council: EPSRC