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Help your business seize the opportunities for growth in the Property Flood Resilience Market

Join The Flood Innovation Centre on this webinar, to help your business seize the opportunities for growth in the Property Flood Resilience (PFR) market.

The Flood Innovation Centre has been established to support SMEs to develop new products and services, helping communities become more flood resilient.

Innovate in a rapidly growing market

Climate change means that major flood events are going to happen more frequently, so the market for flood resilience products is growing rapidly.

In recent years, the Humber region has been hit by several major flooding incidents. In 2020, there are 5.2 million homes and businesses at risk of flooding in England.

The National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy for Englandoutlines that “A greater take up of property flood resilience could help to significantly reduce flood risk for individual property owners. The long-term investment scenarios show the potential for an estimated 200,000 homes in England to be fitted with property flood resilience over the next 50 years (Environment Agency, 2019a).”

The strategy also cites the need for “individuals, communities, the third sector, businesses, farmers, land managers and infrastructure providers to contribute to planning and adapting to future flooding and coastal change.”

The Flood Innovation Centre is working closely with regional initiatives like Defra’s Yorkshire Property Flood Resilience Pathfinder and the Living with Water partnership to support our communities with this adaptation.

What you’ll learn

Hosted by Dr Elena Kuvshinova of the Flood Innovation Centre, during the webinar, you will hear about how your business can play a role in improving our resilience to flood with speakers including:

• an overview of the demand for flood products from the University of Hull’s Dr Sam Ramsden’s and his recent research with those affected by flooding in Hull.

• an insight into the innovation process of Aquobex, market-leaders in state-of-the-art flood protection technology.

• an overview of DEFRA’s government-backed Pathfinder scheme to fund community responses to flood resilience.

• an overview of ‘What does the Property Flood Resilience (PFR) market look like?’ by Steve Page, Page Consulting.

The session will end with a Q&A, giving you the opportunity to get your questions answered by the panel of flood resilience experts.

Gain an overview of market trends in the area of Property Flood Resilience and insight into how your business could respond to these new opportunities.

The event takes place on 21 October 2020 and you can register now by clicking here