Innovation We create and develop sustainable strategies to reduce the impacts of flood risk on our ever-expanding cities, historic settlements and open areas. Our independent approach means using smart thinking to explore new ways to plan our cities; integrating appropriate design strategies at all scales. We protect people and properties through knowledge.
Smart Thinking Our priority is to work with nature, not against it. Thinking strategically, we monitor drought and flood cycles to see how they can be managed in city planning. We study catchment areas, beaver dams and the way trees work to develop technologies that make space for water and allow for natural floodplain management.
Partnering It’s important we grow our network with world-class businesses and products that maintain our values of shaping the future of flood protection and resilience. Our aim is to push the boundaries with forward-thinking and expertise from partners that enable our clients to be prepared for whatever tomorrow brings.
Research With our facility based at BRE, Watford, testing is at the forefront of our business. We examine how substrates react to water, pressure and temperature to form guidelines and improve building regulations for resilient materials. Setting the standard for the industry, we instigate projects such as the Aquobex Flood Resilient Property and are active participants in the UK’s Property Flood Resilience Action Plan.