About our partners
The Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme (iCASP) is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council to help turn the findings of scientific research into practical benefits for society. It’s a partnership between the universities and other organisations in the region. The iCASP team, led by Shelley Evans at JBA Consulting and Ben Rabb from iCASP, is supporting Yorkshire Flood Resilience by helping to design, monitor and evaluate all the activities to help improve the uptake of property flood resilience.
Founded in 1995 and with a head office in Skipton, North Yorkshire and 21 offices around the world, JBA Consulting has grown to become a leading specialist in environmental engineering and environmental management. JBA works across several key service areas, including infrastructure and asset management, climate resilience and environmental management. It influences and drives change in the sectors in which it operates, including government and regulatory, energy, sustainable development, the third sector, transport and infrastructure, and utilities.
Living With Water
The Living With Water partnership comprises the Environment Agency, Hull City Council, East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Yorkshire Water. Living With Water collaborates and innovates to deliver visionary solutions that build thriving, resilient communities - and wants everyone to be part of it! Together, the partners will all play a part in achieving this vision by ensuring that their contribution helps Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire to become sustainable; protected from climate change and with a thriving 21st century economy built on its relationship with water. Living With Water is working alongside Yorkshire Flood Resilience to raise awareness of flood risk and the small steps everyone can take to reduce the damaging impact a flood has on people, homes and the environment.
The Environment Agency’s role in Yorkshire Flood Resilience has been to set up the project with partner local authorities, good suppliers and strong governance, with representation from across the flood-resilience sector. The Environment Agency has applied an innovative approach to supporting lead local flood authorities to carry out this work, both financially and in terms of how we collaborate. We have established trusting relationships with product suppliers, insurers, loss adjusters, regulators and other organisations so that we can learn as much as possible from Yorkshire Flood Resilience and other Pathfinder projects. The Environment Agency is working to identify the positive behaviours and responses that ultimately produce more flood resilient homes and businesses, and communities that can better recover from floods. It will be coordinate the findings from each of the three Pathfinder projects nationwide (Yorkshire, Oxford-Cambridge and South West) to enable all parts of the resilience sector, businesses and homeowners to act on reliable information, find approved professionals, and commission flood resilient measures with confidence.
To meet the scale of the environmental challenges everyone needs to play their part; individuals, government, national and local public bodies, civil society and the private sectors, local communities and the owners and operators of key infrastructure. Together, we can build a more resilient future, that improves health and wellbeing, creates economic growth, and enhances our environment. As part of Defra's work to create a nation more resilient to future flood and coastal erosion risk to reduce the risk of harm to people, the environment and the economy and to help people prepare to reduce the impacts when flooding does happen, Defra-funded three flood resilience pathfinder projects, including Yorkshire Flood Resilience. The aim is to build on work to boost the take up of property flood resilience in homes and businesses across the country. Defra published a Policy statement on 17 July 2020, setting out the government’s long-term ambition for flooding and coastal erosion.
City of York Council
City of York Council worked with the Yorkshire Flood and Coastal Committee and a wide range of lead local flood authorities to develop Yorkshire Flood Resilience. The project team, although hosted and led by City of York Council, works across all parts of the Yorkshire area to deliver the project’s outcomes and support the work of all local authorities in delivering flood resilience benefits for their communities and businesses.