Achieving Urban Flood Resilience in an Uncertain Future
University of Nottingham

Research outcomes

Key Project Outputs March 2019

Key project outputs (to date) can be viewed in the Key Project Output report, published in March 2019 for our Newcastle dissemination event.

Download the report here (PDF 4.2 MB)

Key Project Outputs first page


Outcomes from the project fall into three main themes:

A photograph of a river (with a walkway and barrier alongside)

Engineering to enhance service delivery

  • Next generation flood and water management models that bridge the interfaces between urban/rural and engineered/natural hydrological systems

  • The steps necessary to design, implement and operate coupled Blue/Green+Grey stormwater treatment trains through development of adaptation pathways 

  • GIS toolbox for a National Assessment identifying appropriate location specific Blue/Green+Grey combinations under present and future climates
A photograph of a flooded urban area

Optimum resource use across the drought-flood spectrum

  • Enhanced design methods that co-optimise management of urban runoff both to mitigate flood hazards and capture the benefits of treating stormwater as a resource  

  • Improved integration of urban flood risk management and water, energy and transport infrastructure and expanded inter-operability of urban systems-of-systems 
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Flood risk management at the heart of urban planning

  • Characterisation of citizen’s behaviours and decision making concerning flooding and urban water use, and means of informing those decisions 

  • New protocols for placing flood and water management decision making at the heart of urban planning as recommended by Pitt (2008) and the Flood and Water Management Act (2010)

  • Case studies demonstrating Blue-Green approaches to flood and water management that are innovative, inclusive, resilient and suitable for retrofit, urban renewal, and new build/new town applications 

Urban Flood Resilience Research Project

Sir Clive Granger Building
University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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