[11 May 2022]

Flood Innovation Centre to host flood recovery workshop for interested partners and stakeholders

Groups, organisations and individuals across the Humber region with an interest in helping to improve flood recovery strategies are being invited to take part in a free workshop hosted by the Flood Innovation Centre.

The event, which will take place at Hull Truck Theatre on 24 May, has been organised as part of the Centre’s research into what effective flood recovery looks like and how communities can improve their flood recovery strategies. The project is supported by a grant from the Aviva Foundation. The research team running the workshop draws on the expertise of the University of Hull’s Energy and Environment Institute and the Flood Innovation Centre. They have already carried out interviews with key stakeholders across Yorkshire and Humber region, which has informed the development of a Flood Recovery board game.

The workshop is open to stakeholders from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as community groups and members of the public with an interest in flood recovery. The results of the workshop will inform a report on flood recovery that will be shared with all participants, as well as other flood recovery stakeholders, policy makers and the Aviva Foundation.

To stimulate discussion during the workshop, participants will be invited to play the Flood Recovery board game, which will involve considering various different flood-related scenarios and how to allocate resources effectively. They will be able to collaborate and/or compete with one another.

“We’re inviting key stakeholders in water, flood management or recovery to participate in an interactive workshop that will help to inform best practice for effective flood recovery. The day will be full of activities, and opportunities to share ideas and concerns about flood recovery, and will include opportunities for networking. We’re hoping that the game will help to make the workshop entertaining, as well as enlightening.” 

“Across the Humber region, agencies have been working together to minimise flood risk. However, we know that flood events will still happen and we need to be ready to effectively respond to future flooding.”  

“At the University of Hull, we’ve been carrying out research into what effective flood recovery looks like and how society can improve its flood recovery strategies. We recognise that flood recovery needs to be participatory to be truly successful.” Dr Cecilia De Ita, Flood Recovery Researcher

Anyone interested in attending the workshop is asked to email flic@hull.ac.uk or telephone 01482 462275. For more information, visit our workshop page.