Resilience: Building and future proofing social and physical infrastructure

This priority area for the Water programme focuses on supporting businesses and communities in addressing the key risks and opportunities associated with too much or too little water.

Key projects in this area include:

Water resilient places

The Water programme will bring together groups of key stakeholders from the public, private and community sectors to take action on issues that will need to be addressed to make places water resilient. The first project, focused on cities, is being led by Costain in Manchester.  It will examine surface water impacts on flooding and water quality, and test ways to implement and manage sustainable drainage solutions.

Building business resilience to flood risk

Working with Lloyds Bank and the Environment Agency’s Climate Ready Programme, we will explore new ways to support SMEs in flood-risk hotspots to build their resilience to flooding incidents that may occur in the future. A pilot project in the West Midlands and South West will test the model of working with a bank in order to support their customers.

Supporting businesses to understand and manage their relationship with water

A water hub on BITC’s website will provide guidance and signposting to help businesses take action.  Water will also be a featured topic in environment knowledge swaps and a focus area in our CR/Environment Index.

Additionally, through BITC's Business Emergency Recovery Group (BERG) businesses are supporting smaller enterprises to build resilience and cope with disasters including flooding and drought

Related news and articles

 

Supreme Court judgement on criminal records disclosure is a victory for common sense, says Business in the Community

30 January 2019 - 1:54pm
The UK Supreme Court has issued a ruling stating that the criminal records disclosure regime, as it applies to multiple convictions and childhood warnings and reprimands, is disproportionate. Jessica Rose, Campaign Manager at Business in the Community responds. Read more.

Community Conversations in Wales

17 January 2019 - 2:11pm
The BITC Cymru team love going out and getting communities really speaking to each other – businesses and community groups who can work together to make the societies in which we live stronger, happier and more sustainable. We held four ‘conversations’ last year and they worked – so we’re doing two more now this year. Find out what our Community Conversations are all about. Read more.

Will we live to see the end of the gender pay gap?

10 January 2019 - 11:21am
Chloe Chambraud, Gender Equality Director, Business in the Community, on how employers can work towards closing the gender pay gap in 2019   I hope that I will live long enough to see the gender gap close in my lifetime in the UK. At the current pace, it is estimated that it will take another 61...

An important message on Age from Andy Briggs – CEO of Aviva and Chair of the BITC Age Leadership Team

2 January 2019 - 1:11pm
Andy Briggs, Chief Executive Officer, Aviva UK Insurance, AVIVA PLC and Business in the Community's Age Leadership Team Chair, on why companies must recognise the benefits of a multi-generational workforce.  Find out more about the how your...

A festive message from Business in the Community Scotland Director, Alan Thornburrow

20 December 2018 - 11:59am
As we all wind down towards the festive season, head our separate ways and take time to be with our loved ones, I wanted to share a few thoughts with you and give you a heads up on our plans for early in the new year. Firstly, let me wish you all a very Merry Christmas and all every success in 2019...
What is BITC membership

2018 has shown what the combined strength of our Membership can achieve!

19 December 2018 - 3:35pm
Nick Diamond, Business in the Community's Membership Engagement Director, on why 2018 was an exciting year for the Responsible Business agenda and how it demonstrated the power and positive effects that strength in numbers provides We've seen an astonishing 78 new members join Business in the...
Tin can metamorphising into a pile of coins= Waste to Wealth

BITC's response to UK Government’s Resources and Waste Strategy

18 December 2018 - 12:29pm
Gudrun Cartwright, Environment Director, Business in the Community, responds to the the publication of the UK Government’s Resources and Waste Strategy.   Today marks the launch of the long awaited Resources and Waste Strategy. Following hot on the heels of...
Tin can metamorphising into a pile of coins= Waste to Wealth

Now it's time to make Waste to Wealth a reality - the next steps

10 December 2018 - 2:55pm
Sign the Waste to Wealth Commitment today and join the movement >>  Stephen Farrant, Director of Sustainability & Innovation, Business in the Community, discusses what...
Toy houses piled up - connected places 2019 award thumbnail

The importance of Place-based approaches to community development

6 December 2018 - 4:28pm
To get involved, or for further information about Business in the Community's Place strategy or the...

Reflections on an eventful year at Business in the Community's AGM

6 December 2018 - 1:27pm
Business in the Communities 2018 AGM took place on Thursday 6 December 2018 Read more.

Pages

Key contact

Gudrun Cartwright
Head of Innovation and Partnerships, Marketplace Sustainability.

T: 07718 792 226
E:
gudrun.cartwright@bitc.org.uk

Tags: 

Programme tags: