Environmental cost of flood recovery

We're delighted to have been awarded a research contract led by Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS) as part of their Rebuilding Together project, funded by the Big Lottery. To be undertaken over summer 2017 we will be undertaking research to evaluate the environmental cost of the current industry response to refurbishment after flooding. 

The aims of the study are to:

  • Develop an understanding of the drivers of current practice around post-flood clean-up and property refurbishment following flooding; and
  • To identify opportunities for the development of more environmentally sustainable and cost-effective practices. 

As part of this research we will be undertaking reviews of current and best practice, running a workshop with industry and understanding the experience of householders and businesses affected. 

Part of the Rebuilding Together project which is being managed by Cumbria CVS, this wider programme aims to increase the resilience and sustainability of communities and third sector organisations across Cumbria. CAfS and Cumbria CVS are also working with ACTion with Communities in Cumbria (ACT).


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