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When and how can surveyors improve the uptake of property flood resilience? New evidence and case studies
This paper discusses the role of surveyors in increasing resilience to flooding through property level measures. It explores findings of recent research, both in the UK and internationally, and describes ongoing initiatives to increase the uptake of property flood resilience (PFR). The current concepts of PFR are explained, followed by examples including evidence for their effectiveness. Two research projects are described that indicate, among other things, the need for training and awareness raising among built environment professionals in order to support property owners and occupiers in decisions about resilience.
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Jessica Lamond is Professor in Real Estate and Climate Risk, and Co-Director of the Centre for Architecture and Built Environment Research at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Jessica researches in the fields of flood and climate risk management in the built environment, including property valuation and insurance. She explores aspects of insurance and adaptation, behaviour and incentives, and socio-technical aspects of property level adaptation. Jessica is co-author of the World Bank Handbook on Urban Flooding and co-editor of two books in the field of flooding and climate change.
Carly B. Rose is conducting doctoral research on flood resilience at the University of the West of England, Bristol, following a decade’s practical flood risk management work with the Environment Agency. Her research experience includes: resilience to extreme weather; flood-specific resilience; and SUDS. As an associate consultant with Mary Dhonau Associates she worked on one of the Flood Resilience Pathfinder projects, assisting with business community engagement and writing a Flood Warden Handbook. Carly is a highly-regarded writer and editor of both technical and homeowner guidance, as well as co-authoring journal papers; reports for organisations such as CIRIA and the RICS; book chapters and conference papers.