Our case studies highlight learning and innovations from ResilienTogether. They share new approaches and techniques that can be replicated by other schemes and organisations across the country. They also demonstrate how practical innovative actions can work to improve resilience to flooding,

ResilienTogether are working with the University of Exeter (UoE) to contribute to water management research. UoE have undertaken a high-level assessment of the Pix Brook catchment relating to urban and stormwater management opportunities.

Read more about our partnership work, the outcomes and challenges we have faced: Partners in Academia Case Study

ResilienTogether aims to pilot new technologies and share their findings to drive forward best practises in water management. Relating to research and dissemination, this poses challenges of:

  • Project partners requiring knowledge and experience in the many technical disciplines that ResilienTogether spans, including hydrometry, water quality and data visualisation.
  • Identifying and investigating specific knowledge gaps requires an evidence-led approach coordinated by experts in scientific research.
  • Local Authority networks are required to share learning beyond their regional partners.
  • Access to the academic sphere and to innovators in the industry is needed to identify opportunities and embed learning.
  1. Breadth and depth of research Academic partners have the capacity and experience to research on a broader scale than local authorities. They will cover a greater breadth of literature,
    considering all options, before focussing their research to comprehensively consider solutions.
  2. New network of experts Partnering with an academic institution has given ResilienTogether access to a network of contacts with different expertise across academia, industry and other public sector organisations. These contacts can be called upon to advise and propose innovative solutions to a range of technical challenges.
  3. Dissemination of knowledge Academic papers produced as part of the project are peer reviewed, making the project’s findings more reputable. Through papers and conferences, research will then have a greater impact on a larger audience of peers who can further develop innovations piloted by ResilienTogether.

"In this project we have had the unique opportunity to introduce more technical expertise to the elements of social science in order to establish the needs/problem definition
and existing technologies in this area. Working closely with CBC and other partners we now have an excellent understanding of the organisational and institutional division of responsibility for flooding."

Dr Mike Gibson, Research Fellow at UoE