Flood, vulnerability and urban resilience

A real-time study of local recovery following the floods of June 2007 in Hull (2007-2009)

The Hull Floods Projects ran from October 2007 to June 2011 and this website has now been archived as a record of the research and its impacts.

Funded by the ESRC, EPSRC and the Environment Agency, this project is a response to the events of June 2007 in Hull which dramatically exposed the vulnerability of urban communities in the face of major flood events. While the initial impact in Yorkshire, Humberside and Worcestershire was documented by the media, the extended process of physical, social and personal recovery from the flood experience will be lost from the headlines as local people, key agencies and government departments seek to re-establish the social and physical fabric of affected local communities.

ESRC Impact Case Study and Video

The Economic and Social Research Council, who co-funded this study, has produced a case study of the Hull Floods Project, as well as a short film:

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