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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.

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!

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!

Property Flood Resilience Checklist

Property Flood Resilience Checklist

Multiple Benefits of Natural Flood Management

Multiple Benefits of Natural Flood Management

Case Study: Salford Flood Alleviation 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

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

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

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

Case Study: Willow Park Community Flood Scheme, 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.

Met Office Weather Ready poster

Met Office Weather Ready poster

Flood Recovery Booklet

Flood Recovery Booklet

EA – Working With Natural Processes – Summary

EA – Working With Natural Processes – Summary

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

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

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

Business Flood Planning Guide

Business Flood Planning Guide

Misconceptions of Flooding

Misconceptions of Flooding

Household Flood Resilience Toolkit

Household Flood Resilience Toolkit

Coastal Flooding and Management

Coastal Flooding and Management

The Impacts of Storms

The Impacts of Storms

Flood Resistance and Resilience

Flood Resistance and Resilience

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

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

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

EA – Working With Natural Processes – Evidence Directory

EA – Working With Natural Processes – Evidence Directory

Business Flood Resilience Toolkit

Business Flood Resilience Toolkit

ACT Community Emergency Planning Guidance Template Plan and Risk Assessment

ACT Community Emergency Planning Guidance Template Plan and Risk Assessment

Community Flood Resilience Toolkit

Community Flood Resilience Toolkit

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

Case Study: Willowbank, Carlisle (Newground)

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

Case Study: Whalley Community Flood Scheme (Newground)

Case Study: Whalley Community Flood Scheme (Newground)

Managed Realignment – Coastal NFM

Managed Realignment – Coastal NFM

Beach Nourishment – Coastal NFM

Beach Nourishment – Coastal NFM

Case Study: Cumbria Flood Resilience Showcase Project

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.

Property Level Flood Resilience Health Check

Property Level Flood Resilience Health Check

7 Alternative Flood Warnings

7 Alternative Flood Warnings

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?

Case Study: Bridge Street Close, Cockermouth (Newground)

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

Case Study: Kendal Community Engagement (Newground)

Case Study: Kendal Community Engagement (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

Case Study: Flood Resilience Grants (Cumbria County Council)

Case Study: Flood Resilience Grants (Cumbria County Council)

Environment Agency – Flood recovery advice for the agricultural sector

Environment Agency – Flood recovery advice for the agricultural sector

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

Policy Connect – Bricks and Water report

Policy Connect – Bricks and Water report

United Utilities – A guide to pipes, drains and sewers

United Utilities – A guide to pipes, drains and sewers

Flood Resistance vs Resilience Booklet

Flood Resistance vs Resilience Booklet

ACT Cumbria – Household Emergency Planning leaflet

ACT Cumbria – Household Emergency Planning leaflet

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

Breakwaters – Coastal Flood Defences

Breakwaters – Coastal Flood Defences

Cliff Stabilisation – Coastal Flood Defences

Cliff Stabilisation – 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 – Greater Manchester (for urban small businesses)

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

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

CLASP – Weathering the Storm – Cumbria (for rural, 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

Multiple Benefits of SuDS

Multiple Benefits of SuDS

Leaky Woody Dams – Natural Flood Management

Leaky Woody Dams – Natural Flood Management

River and Floodplain Restoration – Natural Flood Management

River and Floodplain Restoration – Natural Flood Management

Household Flood Planning Guide

Household Flood Planning Guide

An Introduction to Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS)

An Introduction to Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS)

What You Need to Know About Gravel Removal

What You Need to Know About Gravel Removal

Agricultural Land Management – Natural Flood Management

Agricultural Land Management – Natural Flood Management

Tree Planting – Natural Flood Management

Tree Planting – Natural Flood Management

IUCN Peatland Strategy 2018-2040

IUCN Peatland Strategy 2018-2040

Alternative Sandbags

Alternative Sandbags

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

Flash flooding

Flash flooding

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

National Planning Policy Framework

National Planning Policy Framework