Defra’s Flood Resilience Community Pathfinder initiative ran between April 2013 and March 2015, the programme sought to develop innovative local solutions by enabling and stimulating flood risk communities to work with key partners, including local authorities, to:
- Enhance flood risk management and preparedness in ways which quantifiably improve the community’s overall resilience;
- Demonstrably improve the community’s financial resilience in relation to flooding
- Deliver sustained improvements which have the potential to be applied in other areas
Defra funded 13 projects in Cornwall, Devon, Southampton, West Sussex, Slough, Buckinghamshire, Swindon, Warwickshire, Northampton, Liverpool, Rochdale, Calderdale and Blackburn and Darwen.
‘Learning from the ground’ presentations were made by stakeholders involved in each of the projects highlighting key issues and lessons learned.
Read here more about some of the lessons learned from the pilot studies were: