Flood Volunteer Part 1


This module provides an introduction to flooding, starting with a look at the causes, the different types of flooding, and flood risk communication. It then goes on to explore the role of your Community Emergency Volunteer (CEV) or Flood Warden group in assisting the community to prepare for, and respond to flood events.

Learning objectives:

By the end of this module you should:

  • Understand river catchments and the impact climate change is having on flooding
  • Know the different types of flooding and factors that can influence it
  • Understand how flood risk is communicated by the Environment Agency
  • Know how the weather and flood warning systems work
  • Know who is responsible for managing flood risk
  • Understand your potential role as a CEV before, during and after a flood

This course is recommended for all CEV and Flood Warden groups, whether just starting out or seeking to refresh their knowledge.

This module can be delivered as an interactive webinar, tailored to your community or region and in partnership with local agencies. To find out more, please contact the Communities Prepared team. You can also download the training pack for your own use if you don’t want to arrange a session with us.

Once you have completed this module, we recommend moving on to Flood Volunteer Part 2, available here.

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