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Supporting the Uptake of Low Cost Resilience Dissemination Activities - FD2704

The University of West England have successfully delivered the low cost resilience project for us (chosen via an open procurement). The project had two phases: phase one explored the level of knowledge of adaptation and products, approaches measures that could be used to make properties on a low or no- cost basis, flood resilient; the second phase trialled these approaches on an action research approach with a range of professionals and householders to see how best the findings from the first phase, could be incorporated into their normal activities.

New dissemination opportunities have been identified since the original commission that support the wider work on the Property Level Resilience (PLP) Action Plan. Limited dissemination and engagement activities have also taken place during the course of the project. The project has now produced high quality innovative outputs to support our work in this area. It also demonstrated the dispersed nature of the professional “property support network” – there are no channels that reach all of those who need to apply this learnings.

The outputs of this project will enable the collation of observational evidenced to support the largely testimonial or anecdotal evidence currently available. It will also

• Provide information on the effectiveness of the surveyors’ checklist in use during the recovery of properties in Cumbria; and
• report on resilience of materials and necessity to strip out for a sample of properties in Cumbria.
The objectives for the dissemination project is

- to target professional and trade organisations and their members as well as relevant government agencies to highlight the project findings and outputs and the importance of professional networks in supporting owners and occupiers of buildings in making resilient choices. As part of the action research approach multiple dissemination and engagement activities have taken place during the course of the project.

-to promote awareness of the project outputs will be targeted at the widest possible audience via social media focussing on Twitter and Social Media such as Linkedin and hosting/signposting on relevant websites.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2017

To: 2017

Cost: £12,684
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University of the West of England
Environmental Change              
Environmental policy              
Sustainable Development              
Fields of Study
Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management