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Flood Awareness Wales Community Engagement Review

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Natural Resources Wales have a responsibility to deliver activities described in Welsh Government’s Statutory Flood & Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy (Nov 2011), Outcome 32 of the Environment Strategy (2006), and Pitt Review recommendations.

Flood Awareness Wales was established in 2010 to deliver a public facing engagement programme targeting high flood risk communities within Wales where awareness was low. It aims to increase awareness of local flood risk and uses behavioural change techniques and a wide range of communication methods, working in partnership with statutory and third sector organisations to encourage people to take their own practical actions so that the impacts of flooding on people’s lives, homes and businesses are reduced.

Our long term strategy is to empower local communities to take responsibility and ownership of their local risk. Our long term driver is that by 2026 everyone in Wales who lives in a flood risk area understands the risk they are subject to, the consequences and how to live with that risk.

The programme has exceeded annual targets for delivery, and demonstrated innovation and success in engagement with hard to reach and vulnerable groups facing flood risk across Wales. This has resulted in the programme achieving high political profile and support.

However, as the programme has now been in operation for 5 years we are keen to undertake an independent assessment to see how effective the programme is against delivering against long term outcomes and the benefit it has brought for the people and communities of Wales who face flood risk.

Deadline for proposals: 28 October

Please contact rketenders@mmu.ac.uk for more information.

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Author: Michael Daw

When working for Manchester Met University, I'm responsible for facilitating strategic relationships with businesses and other external organisations. When doing Transition New Mills, I'm on the Steering Committee and facilitating the Energy Action Group.

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