Resilience and vulnerability
CEP has long-standing experience and expertise around the resilience and vulnerability of communities to the impacts of climate change, flood risk and other natural hazards. We provide research and advice relating to role of community resilience in emergency response and recovery, and the social and institutional issues relating to flooding, for example.
Example projects include:
Flood Awareness Wales community engagement review. For Natural Resources Wales. 2015 - 2016.
Evaluation of the Communities Prepared project (led by Groundwork South, with Exeter University and Cornwall Community Flood Forum). For Big Lottery Fund. 2015 - 2017.
Supporting the uptake of low cost resilience for properties at risk of flooding – evaluating a small-scale trial (team led by University of the West of England). For the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). 2015 - 2016.
Evidence review: Locality and community climate change resilience (with Lancaster University and University of Sussex). For Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF). 2014 - 2015.
Flood Resilience Community Pathfinder Evaluation (with Flood Hazard Research Centre, University of Northumbria, University of Surrey and the new economics foundation). For the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). 2013 - 2015.
What does flood risk mean? Co-creating meaningful communications to enable resilience (with 3KQ and Osprey Communications). For the Environment Agency. 2013 - 2014.
Synthesis of flooding social science evidence (led by Brook Lyndhurst). For the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). 2013 - 2014.
Community resilience research: theoretical research and analysis of UK community resilience (with Kingston University). For the Cabinet Office and DSTL. 2011.
UK Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) - expert advice on social vulnerability (with HR Wallingford). For the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). 2010 - 2011.