Water Engineering and Development Centre

Disaster risk management and resilience

Evaluating the resilience of critical infrastructure for emergency response to extreme flood events in Leicester City

Location Client Dates Value
UK Funded by NERC 2014-2015 Total contract £82,000

Summary of project activities and outcomes:

This research project involved working with local city-level stakeholders to help convert academic research/knowledge about pluvial flood risk mapping into usable information and tools for the multi-agency Local Resilience Forum in Leicester. Through this project the team of academics and practitioners (with a diverse range of disciplinary backgrounds) developed some dynamic mapping tools that could be used by city planners and the emergency services to identity critical bottlenecks that may occur under a range of localised flooding events.