Final Report

The final project report "Children and Young People 'after the rain has gone' - learning lessons for flood recovery and resilience" is now available, click on the links below to download.

Peer Reviewed Papers

  1. Walker, Marion and Whittle, Rebecca and Medd, William and Burningham, Kate and Moran-Ellis, Jo and Tapsell, Sue (2012) 'It came up to here': learning from children's flood narratives. Children's Geographies, 10 (2). pp. 135-150. ISSN 1473-3285
  2. Whittle, Rebecca and Walker, Marion and Medd, William and Mort, Margaret (2012) Flood of emotions : emotional work and long-term disaster recovery. Emotion, Space and Society, 5 (1). pp. 60-69.
  3. Whittle, Rebecca and Walker, Marion and Medd, William (2011) Suitcases, storyboards and Newsround : exploring impact and dissemination in Hull. Area, 43 (4). pp. 477-487. ISSN 0004-0894
  4. Walker, Gordon and Whittle, Rebecca and Medd, William and Walker, Marion (2011) Assembling the flood : producing spaces of bad water in the city of Hull. Environment and Planning A, 43 (10). pp. 2304-2320. ISSN 0308-518X

Paper presented at the Royal Geographical Society with IBG Annual International Conference 2009 'Children and Young People as Knowledge Producers Session'.

RGS presentation available to download.

Rheged Workshop

A workshop has been held at Rheged, Penrith, to explore the role that research can play in Cumbria's recovery from the November 2009 floods. Download a press release about the event.

After the Rain - and the Suitcase

Learn more about the recent workshops and "Lucy and Peter's suitcase" by clicking here. Special thanks to Shane Johnstone for his artistic contributions. Shane's suitcase creations can be viewed here on the right, hit the refresh button to cycle through his artwork.

Pupils from Morecambe High School at the "After the Rain" workshop.

After the Rain

This event draws on both the Children's and the Adult's ESRC projects examining the experience of flooding and flood recovery in Hull to create an interactive workshop for secondary school pupils. The event will engage pupils in the research findings focusing particularly on the recovery journey experiences of the children and young people from Hull.


  1. Central Lancaster High School
    Crag Road, Lancaster, Lancashire. LA1 3LS (Google map)
    Tuesday 16 March, 9:00am - 10:35am
  2. Morecambe Community High School
    Dallam Avenue, Morecambe, Lancashire. LA4 5BG (Google map).
    Wednesday 17 March 9:15am - 11:15am
  3. Dallam School
    Haverflatts Lane, Milnthorpe, Cumbria. LA7 7DD (Google map).
    Friday 19 March 1:30pm - 3:30pm

For further information contact Marion Walker:
Telephone: 01524 510290
Email: marion.walker@lancaster.ac.uk
Website: lancaster.ac.uk/lec/sites/cswm/hullfloodsproject/
Organised by: Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University

Download the poster publicising this event.