Work recently undertaken by our coastal management team – Coastal Partnership East – with Zurich Flood Alliance and the London School of Economics is being showcased at a special COP26 exhibition, hosted by Universities UK.
Work to assess Lowestoft's resilience to flooding and to develop innovative activities to reduce future flood risks is featured as part of the ‘adapt and advance’ theme within the UK Universities’ Climate Innovation Showcase. The work is available both virtually and also physically at The Ramshorn in Glasgow.
The Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics, working with East Suffolk Council and Coastal Partnership East, undertook research into community flood resilience in Lowestoft. Using a framework developed by the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance, the research helps to identify resilience gaps and shape individual and community action towards building flood resilience.
The UK Universities’ Climate Innovation Showcase comprises a sample of the innovative work going on at universities across the UK, looking at ways to reduce greenhouse emissions, adapt life to the changing climate and help us better understand the nature of the climate, and its impacts.
The showcase has been curated by the COP26 Universities Network, who are working together to support the aims of COP26.