Review of the pilot flood protection grant scheme in a recently flooded area

Harries, Tim (2010) Review of the pilot flood protection grant scheme in a recently flooded area. (Technical Report) London, U.K. : Defra. 42 p. (R&D Technical Report, no. FD2651)

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In 2007, Defra launched a pilot grant scheme that provided funding for property-level flood protection surveys and measures in six locations in England. In November 2009, in what was probably the first flood event to affect any of these areas subsequent to the implementation of the pilot, the River Eden overtopped its banks and flooded one of the principal streets of Appleby-in-Westmorland. Six months later, this research was commissioned by Defra to discover what difference the government-funded measures had made to the people of the town, what factors had affected the implementation and effectiveness of the grant scheme and how the experience of the flood had changed attitudes towards this approach to flood risk management. This report details the findings of that research and is therefore of relevance to any local, regional or national bodies that are considering the introduction of similar schemes.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: floods, protection grants, Appleby, Cumbria flood, household flooding, flood protection
Research Area: Psychology
Geography and environmental studies
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Business and Law (until 2017) > Kingston Business School (Strategy, Marketing and Entrepreneurship) (until July 2013)
Faculty of Business and Law (until 2017)
Depositing User: Timothy Harries
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2011 16:24
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2012 21:50

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