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Knowledge Hub

Within our Knowledge Hub you can find a wide range of resources related to flooding available to download. Browse the different categories to find resources suited to you, or click through our tags for more a more specific search. You can also use the glossary to find out what certain technical words, phrases and abbreviations mean.

5 Steps to Flood Resilience & Property Flood Resilience (PFR) Checklist

5 Steps to Flood Resilience & Property Flood Resilience (PFR) Checklist (pdf)

Household Flood Plan

Household Flood Plan (pdf)

Business Flood Planning Guide

Business Flood Planning Guide (pdf)

Community Resilience Planning

Community Resilience Planning (pdf)

Multiple Benefits of Natural Flood Management

Multiple Benefits of Natural Flood Management (pdf)

EA – Working With Natural Processes – Evidence Directory

EA – Working With Natural Processes – Evidence Directory (pdf)

EA – Working With Natural Processes – Summary

EA – Working With Natural Processes – Summary (pdf)

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

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

Business Flood Plan

Business Flood Plan (pdf)

Misconceptions of Flooding

Misconceptions of Flooding (pdf)

Flood Resistance and Resilience

Flood Resistance and Resilience (pdf)

An overview of the difference between flood resistance (preventing water from entering) and flood resilience (reducing the impact when water enters) and some examples of these options

Traditional Vs Modern Building Guidance

Traditional Vs Modern Building Guidance (pdf)

Know Your Flood Risk – Homeowners Guide to Flood Resilience

Know Your Flood Risk – Homeowners Guide to Flood Resilience (pdf)

Know Your Flood Risk – A Business Guide to Flood Resilience

Know Your Flood Risk – A Business Guide to Flood Resilience (pdf)

Flood Warnings: What Steps to Take

Flood Warnings: What Steps to Take (pdf)

Business Flood Planning

Business Flood Planning (pdf)

Dune Regeneration – Coastal NFM

Dune Regeneration – Coastal NFM (pdf)

Managed Realignment – Coastal NFM

Managed Realignment – Coastal NFM (pdf)

Beach Nourishment – Coastal NFM

Beach Nourishment – Coastal NFM (pdf)

Flood Re Insurance

Flood Re Insurance (pdf)

Household Flood Planning

Household Flood Planning (pdf)

BRE – Six Steps to Property Level Flood Resilience

BRE – Six Steps to Property Level Flood Resilience (pdf)

7 Alternative Flood Warnings

7 Alternative Flood Warnings (pdf)

Environment Agency – Would your business stay afloat?

Environment Agency – Would your business stay afloat? (pdf)

Flood Action Groups

Flood Action Groups (pdf)

Rewilding Britain – How rewilding reduces flood risk

Rewilding Britain – How rewilding reduces flood risk (pdf)

Natural Rivers – Straightened vs. Meandering Channel

Natural Rivers – Straightened vs. Meandering Channel (pdf)

IUCN – What’s so special about peatlands

IUCN – What’s so special about peatlands (pdf)

Autumn leaves: blocked drains and flooding

Autumn leaves: blocked drains and flooding (pdf)

Environment Agency – Flood recovery advice for the agricultural sector

Environment Agency – Flood recovery advice for the agricultural sector (pdf)

Countryside Stewardship – How can it help reduce flooding

Countryside Stewardship – How can it help reduce flooding (pdf)

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

Flood Re – Evidence Review for Property Flood Resilience – Phase 2 Report (pdf)

Flood Storage – Upstream Management

Flood Storage – Upstream Management (pdf)

Moorland Restoration – Upstream Management

Moorland Restoration – Upstream Management (pdf)

Community Flood Schemes

Community Flood Schemes (pdf)

Policy Connect – Bricks and Water report

Policy Connect – Bricks and Water report (pdf)

Flood resistance vs resilience booklet

Flood resistance vs resilience booklet (pdf)

United Utilities – A guide to pipes, drains and sewers

United Utilities – A guide to pipes, drains and sewers (pdf)

ACT Cumbria – Community Emergency Planning route map

ACT Cumbria – Community Emergency Planning route map (pdf)

ACT Cumbria – 10 steps to complete your community emergency plan

ACT Cumbria – 10 steps to complete your community emergency plan (pdf)

ACT Cumbria – Household Emergency Planning leaflet

ACT Cumbria – Household Emergency Planning leaflet (pdf)

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 (pdf)

Types of Flooding

Types of Flooding (pdf)

Revetments – Coastal Flood Defences

Revetments – Coastal Flood Defences (pdf)

Breakwaters – Coastal Flood Defences

Breakwaters – Coastal Flood Defences (pdf)

Cliff Stabilisation – Coastal Flood Defences

Cliff Stabilisation – Coastal Flood Defences (pdf)

Sea Walls – Coastal Flood Defences

Sea Walls – Coastal Flood Defences (pdf)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Know Your Flood Risk – Flood Recovery Guide

Know Your Flood Risk – Flood Recovery Guide (pdf)

Traditional Vs Modern Building Flood Resilience Guidance

Traditional Vs Modern Building Flood Resilience Guidance (pdf)

Multiple benefits of SuDS

Multiple benefits of SuDS (pdf)

In stream structures – Upstream management

In stream structures – Upstream management (pdf)

River and Floodplain Restoration – Upstream Management

River and Floodplain Restoration – Upstream Management (pdf)

An Introduction Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS)

An Introduction Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) (pdf)

Household flood planning guide

Household flood planning guide (pdf)

What you need to know about gravel removal

What you need to know about gravel removal (pdf)

Business flood insurance

Business flood insurance (pdf)

Agricultural Land Management – Upstream Management

Agricultural Land Management – Upstream Management (pdf)

Woodland Creation – Upstream Management

Woodland Creation – Upstream Management (pdf)

IUCN Peatland Strategy 2018-2040

IUCN Peatland Strategy 2018-2040 (pdf)

Alternative sandbags

Alternative sandbags (pdf)

Environment Agency – The coastal handbook

Environment Agency – The coastal handbook (pdf)

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

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

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

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

The River Restoration Centre – River restoration in rural areas

The River Restoration Centre – River restoration in rural areas (pdf)

Flash flooding

Flash flooding (pdf)

ADA – An introduction to Internal Drainage Boards

ADA – An introduction to Internal Drainage Boards (pdf)

Blue Cross – Flooding and pets

Blue Cross – Flooding and pets (pdf)

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

National Flood Forum – How to set up a Flood Action Group (pdf)