National FCRIP Get-Together

Our SuDS+ team met with 24 innovation projects during a two-day annual Flood and Coastal Innovation Programme (FCRIP) get-together.

SuDS+ is part of a wider Defra-funded innovation programme which is enabling 25 local projects across the country to test new ways of working and reduce flood risk. It is anticipated that the evidence generated will inform future projects and investment.

Three of our team members, Eleanor Starkey (Northumbria University), Caitlin Rogers (Isle Utilities) and Usman Adeel (Teeside University), travelled to York to meet with the wider FCRIP programme to share our progress and spread the word about Stanley the Raindrop.

Many themes were discussed throughout the two days including community engagement, sustainable drainage, co-design, monitoring and the generation of wider societal benefits in the context of flood risk management. Stanley the Raindrop was also used to generate a story about the water cycle and use of sustainable drainage systems to slow the flow.

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