From Best Practice to Common Practice: Workshop Results

The University of Manchester’s Strategic Research Investment Fund kindly provided the support for two user  workshops.

The first was held at The University of Manchester on May 20th 2014 and was attended by 18 local authority, government agencies and community groups who work on flood risk management. The second workshop, held in London on June 5th, was attended by twelve representatives from local authorities, flood protection organisations and community flood groups.


Ketso, a tool for engagement, was used to structure the workshops. Each workshop lasted for four hours that our participants discussed opportunities and challenges in future flood risk management as well as how we could enhance the Six Steps to Flood Resilience.

The project team identified six themes that participants were asked for input on.

  • Tools and technologies
  • Behaviour and attitudes
  • From good practice to common practice
  • Policy framework
  • Links to flood risk management
  • The Six Steps Guidance

The full can be downloaded here:

London Workshop

Manchester Workshop