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Aim and Objectives

The project seeks to critically evaluate good practice in flood risk adaptation of businesses and build up capabilities and capacities of surveyors enabling them to provide independent, reliable and valid advice on property level flood adaptation measures to businesses.

Objectives of the DEFENCES project are to

  • To review existing guidance on property level flood risk, flood damage and reinstatement to identify the level of technical knowledge, skills and understanding needed when appraising such work.
  • To conduct a survey of commercial businesses recently affected by flooding on their proprty level flood adaptation measures.
  • Conduct detailed case studies of commercial businesses to elicit good practice in the adaptation of their properties against flood risk.
  • Critically analyse and compare the survey and case study results to identify key criteria for guidance on adaptation to flood risk.