Jessica Lamond

University of the West of England

Dr Jessica Lamond BSc (Hons) MSc PhD is an Associate Professor in flood management within the centre for Floods Communities and Resilience at the University of the West of England. She works on understanding structural and non-structural responses to flood risk in the built environment. Jessica has a background in decision science and has research interests around barriers and drivers to delivering integrated flood management including the long term financial and economic implications of flooding and insurance. Recent projects include work on the EPSRC FloodMemory and Blue Green Cities projects and on projects on land use planning and climate adaptation in Nigeria for DFID. She is co-author of several books in the area of flood risk management including the World Bank handbook on integrated flood risk management.

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Learning from experience: lessons in resilience from repeatedly flooded communities.

The seminar will share results from two research projects that have studied frequently flooded households and businesses in the UK. The EPSRC flood memory project studied the fragility and resilience of communities in relation to their flood experience and the Defra funded supporting the uptake of low cost resilience project collected testimonials from households and businesses that have made their property resilient.