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Within this page you can find a wide range of flood related resources to download. Browse the categories on the left to find resources suited to you, or click through the tags for more a more specific search. The toolkits are handy for an overview of different flood topics. View the glossary to find out what certain technical words, phrases and abbreviations mean.

A basic guide to owning and managing a watercourse

A basic guide to owning and managing a watercourse

Natural Flood Management Case Study: Ullswater Catchment Management CIC

Natural Flood Management Case Study: Ullswater Catchment Management CIC

Flood Recovery Checklist

Flood Recovery Checklist

Sewers, blockages and flooding

Sewers, blockages and flooding

How flood scheme applications are assessed

How flood scheme applications are assessed

Influences on coastal flooding

Influences on coastal flooding

Greening the Grey

Greening the Grey

A guide to retrofitting sustainable drainage systems into urban areas. By Water Resilient Cities

An Introduction to Reservoir Flooding

An Introduction to Reservoir Flooding

The Dangers of Entering Floodwater

The Dangers of Entering Floodwater

Communicating Climate Impacts Through Adaptation

Communicating Climate Impacts Through Adaptation

This climate change resource includes a useful ‘communicating flood risks’ factsheet and activities!

Property Flood Resilience (PFR) booklet

Property Flood Resilience (PFR) booklet

The Impacts of Climate Change

The Impacts of Climate Change

Reservoir Flooding

Reservoir Flooding

Driving in Flood Water

Driving in Flood Water

Flood Resilient House

Flood Resilient House

Simple SuDS for Local People

Simple SuDS for Local People

A Guide to Sustainable Drainage in Developments created by Phiala Mehring and Teresa Bridgeman. The authors welcome any extra input, experience and expertise to continue to develop and improve this simple and practical guide. Contact details can be found within the guide.

Resilience Measures – Property Flood Resilience

Resilience Measures – Property Flood Resilience

Resistance Measures – Property Flood Resilience

Resistance Measures – Property Flood Resilience

Sump and pump systems – how they are used

Sump and pump systems – how they are used

Community Telemetry Case Study: Parbold, West Lancashire

Community Telemetry Case Study: Parbold, West Lancashire

Household Flood Planning Toolkit

Household Flood Planning Toolkit

A quick guide to thunderstorms

A quick guide to thunderstorms

How technology can prepare you for flooding

How technology can prepare you for flooding

Property Flood Resilience – Mary Dhonau Associates

Property Flood Resilience – Mary Dhonau Associates

Business in the Community – Would you be ready? Take 10 Minutes to develop an emergency plan

Business in the Community – Would you be ready? Take 10 Minutes to develop an emergency plan

Multiple Benefits of Property Flood Resilience (PFR)

Multiple Benefits of Property Flood Resilience (PFR)

The Importance of Reporting Flooding

The Importance of Reporting Flooding

Blue-Green Infrastructure

Blue-Green Infrastructure

Multiple Benefits of Community Flood Groups

Multiple Benefits of Community Flood Groups

Multiple Benefits of Flood Schemes

Multiple Benefits of Flood Schemes

Business Continuity Management

Business Continuity Management

Property Flood Resilience Toolkit

Property Flood Resilience Toolkit

Business Flood Resilience Toolkit

Business Flood Resilience Toolkit

Coping with the psychological effects of flooding – NHS Cumbria Partnership

Coping with the psychological effects of flooding – NHS Cumbria Partnership

Owning a watercourse (Environment Agency)

Owning a watercourse (Environment Agency)

Visit the GOV.UK page which explains your responsibilities and rules to follow for watercourses on or near your property, and permissions you need to do work around them.

Community Flood Resilience Toolkit

Community Flood Resilience Toolkit

A Green Future – Our 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment

A Green Future – Our 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment

Who’s Responsible for Managing Flood Risk?

Who’s Responsible for Managing Flood Risk?

Environment Agency Long-Term Investment Scenarios

Environment Agency Long-Term Investment Scenarios

The Environment Agency and Jacobs has produced a prototype visualisation tool showing the long-term investment scenarios from different flood and coastal erosion risk management activity investment choices. Using the tool you can change the investment balance of five types of flood management to see what the future outcome would be across England, providing a value for money ‘score’ based on the potential costs and benefits of the different flood management activities.

Household Flood Plan

Household Flood Plan

In this document you can find a pre-populated flood plan which you can print off and use as your own flood plan. You can also find a blank flood plan which you can fill in yourself to make it specific for your household!

Flood Recovery Booklet

Flood Recovery Booklet

Community Resilience Planning

Community Resilience Planning

Business Flood Plan

Business Flood Plan

In this document you can find a pre-populated flood plan which you can print off and use as your own business flood plan. You can also find a blank flood plan which you can fill in yourself to make it specific for your business!

Flood Resilience Checklist

Flood Resilience Checklist

Multiple Benefits of Natural Flood Management (NFM)

Multiple Benefits of Natural Flood Management (NFM)

Flood Scheme Case Study: Salford Flood Alleviation Scheme

Flood Scheme Case Study: Salford Flood Alleviation Scheme

For more information about the scheme and to view the video about the wetland and its multiple benefits, click below.

Community Flood Telemetry

Community Flood Telemetry

Community Flood Scheme Case Study: Willow Park, Carlisle (Newground)

Community Flood Scheme Case Study: Willow Park, Carlisle (Newground)

Click here to download the PDF version of the Willow Park, Carlisle case study

We have also made a video case study which can be viewed by clicking the link below.

How to Reduce the Impact of Flooding: 5 Steps to Flood Resilience

How to Reduce the Impact of Flooding: 5 Steps to Flood Resilience

Met Office Weather Ready poster

Met Office Weather Ready poster

Natural Flood Management Measures – A Practical Guide for Farmers (North West)

Natural Flood Management Measures – A Practical Guide for Farmers (North West)

EA – Working With Natural Processes – Summary

EA – Working With Natural Processes – Summary

Reducing flood risk from source to sea – First steps toward an integrated catchment plan for Cumbria

Reducing flood risk from source to sea – First steps toward an integrated catchment plan for Cumbria

Natural Flood Management Toolkit

Natural Flood Management Toolkit

Business Flood Planning Guide

Business Flood Planning Guide

Misconceptions of Flooding

Misconceptions of Flooding

Coastal Natural Flood Management Toolkit

Coastal Natural Flood Management Toolkit

Coastal Flooding and Management

Coastal Flooding and Management

The Impacts of Storms

The Impacts of Storms

Community Case Study: Stockdalewath – working to protect their community (Environment Agency)

Community Case Study: Stockdalewath – working to protect their community (Environment Agency)

EA – Working With Natural Processes – Evidence Directory

EA – Working With Natural Processes – Evidence Directory

Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) Toolkit

Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) Toolkit

ACT Community Emergency Planning Guidance Template Plan and Risk Assessment

ACT Community Emergency Planning Guidance Template Plan and Risk Assessment

Traditional Vs Modern Building Guidance Booklet

Traditional Vs Modern Building Guidance Booklet

Flood Re and Household Insurance

Flood Re and Household Insurance

Household Flood Planning

Household Flood Planning

Groynes – Coastal Flood Defences

Groynes – Coastal Flood Defences

Know Your Flood Risk – A Business Guide to Flood Resilience

Know Your Flood Risk – A Business Guide to Flood Resilience

Know Your Flood Risk – Homeowners Guide to Flood Resilience

Know Your Flood Risk – Homeowners Guide to Flood Resilience

Community Flood Scheme Case Study: Willowbank, Carlisle (Newground)

Community Flood Scheme Case Study: Willowbank, Carlisle (Newground)

Flood Warnings: What Steps to Take

Flood Warnings: What Steps to Take

Dune Regeneration – Coastal NFM

Dune Regeneration – Coastal NFM

Business Flood Insurance

Business Flood Insurance

Business Flood Planning

Business Flood Planning

Community Flood Scheme Case Study: Whalley, Lancashire (Newground)

Community Flood Scheme Case Study: Whalley, Lancashire (Newground)

Managed Realignment – Coastal NFM

Managed Realignment – Coastal NFM

Flood Resilience Case Study: Cumbria Flood Resilience Showcase Project

Flood Resilience Case Study: Cumbria Flood Resilience Showcase Project

This project details two showcase properties for flood resilience, portraying a range of different measures that can help a property owner recover from a flood quickly and with minimum disruption. The two showcases are the Botcherby Community Centre Project, and the Edenside Barn Project, both located in Carlisle, Cumbria.

Click here to view an interactive version of the booklet, or click the link below to download the PDF.

Beach Nourishment – Coastal NFM

Beach Nourishment – Coastal NFM

7 Alternative Flood Warnings

7 Alternative Flood Warnings

Property Flood Resilience Health Check

Property Flood Resilience Health Check

BRE – Six Steps to Property Level Flood Resilience

BRE – Six Steps to Property Level Flood Resilience

Environment Agency – Would your business stay afloat?

Environment Agency – Would your business stay afloat?

Community Flood Scheme Case Study: Bridge Street Close, Cockermouth (Newground)

Community Flood Scheme Case Study: Bridge Street Close, Cockermouth (Newground)

Flood Action Groups

Flood Action Groups

Natural Rivers – Straightened vs. Meandering Channel

Natural Rivers – Straightened vs. Meandering Channel

Rewilding Britain – How rewilding reduces flood risk

Rewilding Britain – How rewilding reduces flood risk

Community Engagement Case Study: Kendal, Cumbria (Newground)

Community Engagement Case Study: Kendal, Cumbria (Newground)

IUCN – What’s so special about peatlands

IUCN – What’s so special about peatlands

Autumn Leaves: Blocked Drains and Flooding

Autumn Leaves: Blocked Drains and Flooding

Flood Resilience Grants Case Study: Cumbria County Council

Flood Resilience Grants Case Study: Cumbria County Council

Environment Agency – Flood recovery advice for the agricultural sector

Environment Agency – Flood recovery advice for the agricultural sector

Business Continuity Management – Extreme Weather

Business Continuity Management – Extreme Weather

Business Continuity Management – Cyber Attacks

Business Continuity Management – Cyber Attacks

Business Continuity Management – Pandemic Flu Outbreak

Business Continuity Management – Pandemic Flu Outbreak

Countryside Stewardship – How can it help reduce flooding

Countryside Stewardship – How can it help reduce flooding

Flood Re – Evidence Review for Property Flood Resilience – Phase 2 Report

Flood Re – Evidence Review for Property Flood Resilience – Phase 2 Report

Flood Storage – Natural Flood Management

Flood Storage – Natural Flood Management

Moorland Restoration – Natural Flood Management

Moorland Restoration – Natural Flood Management

Community Flood Schemes

Community Flood Schemes

United Utilities – A guide to pipes, drains and sewers

United Utilities – A guide to pipes, drains and sewers

Wetlands Case Study: Huyton Wetlands

Wetlands Case Study: Huyton Wetlands

Flood Resilience Case Study: Egremont Lawn Woodlands Estate, Liverpool

Flood Resilience Case Study: Egremont Lawn Woodlands Estate, Liverpool

ACT Cumbria – Household Emergency Planning leaflet

ACT Cumbria – Household Emergency Planning leaflet

Flood Resilience Case Study: Sunderland Point, Lancaster

Flood Resilience Case Study: Sunderland Point, Lancaster

Coastal Flood Scheme Case Study: New Brighton, Wirral

Coastal Flood Scheme Case Study: New Brighton, Wirral

Flood Resilience Case Study: Fouracres, Maghull

Flood Resilience Case Study: Fouracres, Maghull

Flood Awareness Case Study: Ambleside, Lake District

Flood Awareness Case Study: Ambleside, Lake District

Community Resilience Case Study: Keswick Campsite, Lake District

Community Resilience Case Study: Keswick Campsite, Lake District

Flood Scheme Case study: Cockermouth, Lake District

Flood Scheme Case study: Cockermouth, Lake District

Flood Scheme Case Study: Hest Bank, Lancashire

Flood Scheme Case Study: Hest Bank, Lancashire

For more information about the Hest Bank Flood Protection Scheme, click below.

Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAFS) – Retrofitting your home to cope better with flooding

Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAFS) – Retrofitting your home to cope better with flooding

Types of Flooding

Types of Flooding

Revetments – Coastal Flood Defences

Revetments – Coastal Flood Defences

Cliff Stabilisation – Coastal Flood Defences

Cliff Stabilisation – Coastal Flood Defences

Breakwaters – Coastal Flood Defences

Breakwaters – Coastal Flood Defences

Sea Walls – Coastal Flood Defences

Sea Walls – Coastal Flood Defences

CLASP – Weathering the Storm – Liverpool (for urban, small businesses)

CLASP – Weathering the Storm – Liverpool (for urban, small businesses)

CLASP – Weathering the Storm – Cumbria (for rural, small businesses)

CLASP – Weathering the Storm – Cumbria (for rural, small businesses)

CLASP – Weathering the Storm – Greater Manchester (for urban small businesses)

CLASP – Weathering the Storm – Greater Manchester (for urban small businesses)

Know Your Flood Risk – Flood Recovery Guide

Know Your Flood Risk – Flood Recovery Guide

Traditional Vs Modern Building Flood Resilience Guidance

Traditional Vs Modern Building Flood Resilience Guidance

An Introduction to Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS)

An Introduction to Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS)

Multiple Benefits of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS)

Multiple Benefits of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS)

Leaky Woody Dams – Natural Flood Management

Leaky Woody Dams – Natural Flood Management

Flash flooding

Flash flooding

River and Floodplain Restoration – Natural Flood Management

River and Floodplain Restoration – Natural Flood Management

Household Flood Planning Guide

Household Flood Planning Guide

What You Need to Know About Gravel Removal

What You Need to Know About Gravel Removal

Tree Planting – Natural Flood Management

Tree Planting – Natural Flood Management

Agricultural Land Management – Natural Flood Management

Agricultural Land Management – Natural Flood Management

Alternative Sandbags

Alternative Sandbags

IUCN Peatland Strategy 2018-2040

IUCN Peatland Strategy 2018-2040

Environment Agency – The coastal handbook

Environment Agency – The coastal handbook

Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) – Natural Flood Management Handbook

Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) – Natural Flood Management Handbook

Association of British Insurers (ABI) – Responding to Major Floods

Association of British Insurers (ABI) – Responding to Major Floods

The River Restoration Centre – River restoration in rural areas

The River Restoration Centre – River restoration in rural areas

ADA – An introduction to Internal Drainage Boards

ADA – An introduction to Internal Drainage Boards

Blue Cross – Flooding and pets

Blue Cross – Flooding and pets

National Flood Forum – How to set up a Flood Action Group

National Flood Forum – How to set up a Flood Action Group

Policy Connect – Bricks and Water report

Policy Connect – Bricks and Water report

National Planning Policy Framework

National Planning Policy Framework