We were so pleased to take part in the newly rebranded Flood and Water Management Expo last month, and to see so many of you there at our stand and our workshop with JBA Consulting. Delivery Manager Mike Anthony and Senior Project Officers Richard Hood and Alice Moorcroft-Hughes attended from the Communities Prepared team and […]
Thanks to the success of last year, the Community Flood Zone is returning with the explicit aim of centring the public in the discussion around flooding. Developed by Communities Prepared and flood specialist organisations, this is a space to come with your questions, concerns and experiences and help to steer the priorities of the flood services sector and the wider conversation around flooding and community resilience.
Whether or not our summer arrives, we are still likely to face prolonged periods of heat, this year and beyond. How can we protect ourselves and others? What could we consider doing as communities to be better prepared? All of this and more will be answered in our new blog post from one of our new communities prepared team members, Alice Moorcroft-Hughes, looking at heatwaves and what communities can do to be able to withstand the hot weather to come.
JBA Consulting’s Phil Emonson’s reflects on last month’s Flood and Coast workshop collaboration with Communities Prepared and on wider societal resilience to climate change. With ‘whole of society’ resilience now a national government ambition, and reflecting on JBA’s own vision to ‘lead in society’s pursuit for resilience to climate change’, it was with huge pleasure […]
DRY Project lead Professor Lindsey McEwan explains the flood-drought continuum and its value when considering community resilience in a guest blog.
Volunteers’ Week 2023 falls within the landscape of the recent The Big Help Out during Coronation weekend on the 8th May and the release of the Time Well Spent survey from the National Council for Voluntary Organisations which indicate that volunteering is at all-time low in England due to global events such as COVID and […]
What are wildfires and do they affect me and my community? Wildfires are unplanned fires that burn in natural areas like forests, grasslands or fields. These dangerous fires spread quickly and can devastate not only wildlife and natural areas but also communities. As well as the negative effect on wildlife habitats, farming and risk to […]
Project Support Officer Emily Roach Osborne reflects on the approach and learnings of the BRIC project in engaging communities and effectively, collaboratively improving climate resilience in communities. Communities Prepared attended the Social Innovation for Climate Resilience conference in Plymouth on Wednesday 15th of March. This conclusion of the two-year Building Resilience in Communities project across […]
Engaging in the planning system can help build communities that are safer from the risks of flooding
This guest blog has been written by Celia Davis, Projects & Policy Manager at the Town and Country Planning Association and Heather Shepherd, Community and Recovery Support, National Flood Forum. The experience and risk of flooding is already a difficult reality for many people in England, and will become more common in future as a […]