The project is running from 2021 until 2027, working with 19 organisations to improve resilience to flooding in 26 communities across Devon.
Many of the communities selected would not typically be high priority within the local flood risk management strategy due to the low numbers of properties at risk.
It is a unique project to help neighbourhoods be better prepared for and able to recover more quickly from flooding by improving community resilience. There are several ways communities can improve their flood resilience – by:
- managing the flow of water in an area
- planning for and responding effectively to incidents
- recovering quickly and building back better
- making the best-informed land use and development choices
For more information about the pilot project locations and partner organisations, see the dedicated DRIP website here.
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North Devon Biosphere Reserve, Plymouth University, Exeter University, Torridge District Council, Teignbridge District Council, Torbay Council, South West Water, Plymouth City Council, National Trust, North Devon District Council, Westcountry Rivers Trust, Blackdown Hills National Landscape, Devon County Council, Devon Communities Together, Dartmoor National Park Authority, Devon Wildlife Trust, Environment Agency, Exmoor National Park Authority, Food Farming & Countryside Commission
The DRIP project is funded by DEFRA as part of the £150 million Flood and Coastal Resilience Innovation Programme (FCRIP) which is managed by the Environment Agency to develop and test new approaches to help communities become more resilient to the effects of flooding and climate change.