RESILIENT YORK is a partnership project between the University of York’s Centre for Conservation Studies, York Civic Trust and York Conservation Alumni Association, and assisted by the Two Ridings Community Foundation. The project was established in 2016 as a response to the 2015 Boxing Day floods in York.
Our aim is to offer real, tangible initiatives where conservation expertise and good practice can be used effectively in order to help communities in York following future flooding. In this way, lessons learnt from previous flooding and the conference we hosted in the King’s Manor, York, in November 2016 have the potential to minimise the impact of York’s future floods.
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The Resilient York website now features a range of new material from the 2016 Resilient York conference.
New material includes: a review of the conference; a summary review of the roundtable debate, which concluded the conference, and a review of the written feedback questionnaire distributed during the conference.
These reviews can all be downloaded as pdfs, and they also give a pointer towards where Resilient York aims to take forth the outcome of the conference as a range of ‘next steps’ – more of which will be announced shortly.
The new Resilient York website also acts as an archive of the 2016 conference. Conference material to be found on the website includes the programme; downloadable pdfs of the conference speakers’ presentations; presenters’ abstracts and short biographies, as well as a photo gallery of the conference.
The Environment Agency is inviting members of the public, businesses, and organisations in York to come and see their plans to reduce the risk of flooding for York over the next 5 years via a ‘drop-in’ session.
You will also have chance to get the latest updates on their work at the Foss Barrier and to help better prepare yourself for the risk of flooding.
These plans come on the back of the £45m that has been made available by the government to the city following the Boxing Day floods in 2015.
The public ‘drop-in’ event is free, open to all, and will be held at Hotel 53, Piccadilly, on Friday 25 November, 12 – 7pm and Saturday 26 November, 10am – 5pm.
The Environment Agency will also be tweeting about it @EnvAgencyYNE.
For further details on the Environment Agency’s plans in York, see the 13-page pdf document available via the gov.uk website.
We are delighted to announce that registration for the Resilient York 2016 Conference is now open.
Tickets are available to purchase via Eventbrite, with a discounted day ticket for University of York students.
Please pass on details about the conference and the Eventbrite ticket weblink to friends, colleagues and any other interested parties.