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The ARCC network invites you to attend a research synthesis workshop being held following the 7th International Flood Management conference. This is the first part of a synthesis programme to enhance the accessibility and uptake of research outputs to meet the needs of a diverse stakeholder community, and in a timely manner.


The number of major floods in Europe has risen from one per year (1900–1974) to 15 per year (1993–2001), with many parts of the UK suffering extensive inundation.

Flooding presents a range of threats to businesses. It has a disproportionate impact on the UK’s 4.5 million small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that represent nearly half of the country’s business turnover. SMEs are particularly vulnerable as they are less likely to be prepared to manage the consequences, with fewer resources to mobilise in response. Risk exposure reduction and preparedness measures will inevitably vary with the nature of the SME business.


  • Mary Dhonau OBE
  • Prof Andy Plater, University of Liverpool – Coastal case study
  • Prof Bingunath Ingirige, University of Huddersfield – Mytholmroyd case study

You should attend this workshop if are funded by EPSRC, NERC or ESRC and have findings related to flooding and business.

Please register here.


Monday, 9 October, 2017 - 12:00 to 18:30
Event location: 
13th floor, Edward Boyle Library, University of Leeds
Cambridge Global Challenges is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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