Overview of the 2016 Resilient York conference


The Resilient York: Sustaining an historic city through flooding & beyond conference took place in the University of York’s Department of Archaeology at King’s Manor on Friday 4th November 2016.

Following York’s experience of major flooding last December, this day conference brought together 12 speakers from local and national organisations to look at: how we can be better prepared for the future risks facing York’s historic centre? Can we work strategically and locally to create a more resilient city by adapting, preparing and conserving to better protect York’s vulnerable heritage?

The event focused on sharing ideas, planning and experience around ways for the civic and research community to work together to create a more resilient city.

Can we better equip the citizens of York with information and appropriate expectations about likely flooding events and other disasters in the future?

Are there low-cost preventative and practical measures we can explore to protect the city’s heritage and its communities?

The day ended with a roundtable discussion with speakers and 60 members of the audience to identify actions and next steps.

You can access material relating to the 2016 conference from either the pull down tab under ‘Conference’ at the top of this page or via the following links: