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11 Jan 2018

Being resilient to flooding: an interview with Mike Still

With over three decades of experience around risk management and the impact on insurance, Mike Still – Chair of Business in the Community’s (BITC) Business Emergency Resilience Group (BERG) understands the real cost of flooding. Mike has plenty of first hand...
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29 Nov 2017

Changing attitudes to property flood resilience in the UK

With major flooding events badly affecting the UK during the winters of both 2013/14 and 2015/16, the threat of being flooded has been a major cause of concern for both householders and business owners all around the country. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) produced an...
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11 Oct 2017

Celebrate the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) on 13th October!

The International Day for Disaster Reduction, held every 13th October, celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of reining in the risks that they face. Over the last 20 years, over...
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08 Sep 2017

Keeping you dry

Keeping you warm, dry and safe are the basic functions of a home.  Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen plenty of examples across the world where this basic functionality has not been achieved. 
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BRE expert witness
21 Mar 2017

5 things you may not know BRE can help you with

Having been around for over 90 years and being at the forefront of the built environment, BRE gets involved in a lot of areas. You may well know of our world leading testing facilities, where we test products and materials against the elements – or perhaps you are aware of the...
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20 Feb 2017

Building flood resilience into the fabric of Britain

Our climate is changing. We are seeing more extreme weather events which could lead to increases in heavy rainfall and significantly increased risks from river and surface water flooding. A growing population means more houses, which means more people will be at risk. Over 5...
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24 Oct 2016

Flood resilience standards, certification and skills – have your say

In 2015, Defra brought together key business interests in a ‘Roundtable’ and challenged to bring about significant change in flood resilience. This resulted in the Property Flood Resilience Action Plan, which sets a path for addressing the major barriers to people being able to...
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17 Oct 2016

Meet Bria. She helps create sustainable sheltering in the humanitarian sector

Bria Fast, from Minneapolis, USA, is the first ever volunteer to join the QSAND team. She has been supporting the project in Nepal where the concept of a self-assessment tool is still very new.
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10 Oct 2016

My Construction Role Model: The teacher that inspired me

I knew I was interested in working in the environmental sector since the end of my time at school, however my decision for this was confirmed while at sixth form. It was an area I felt had some of the greatest threats of the 21st century posed against it with the impact of...
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26 Sep 2016

The Property Flood Resilience Action Plan

The consequences of climate change have struck close to home in recent years, with extreme weather and flooding events in the UK, notably in 2013/14 and 2015/16 causing billions of pounds worth of damage to properties and disruption to the lives of thousands of people as a...
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