The emBRACE project aims to build resilience to disasters amongst communities in Europe. Based on previous research in the area, in this case study they took a Sustainable Livelihoods Approach (SLA) and the investigation has determined the range of resources and capacities that have been operationalised to develop resilience to flooding by a series of communities situated along a short catchment area of river Derwent in the county of Cumbria, north England.

As one of five case studies into community resilience undertaken as part of the emBRACE project across Europe, this study was carried out with the participation and assistance of members of a complex amalgamation of geographical, interest and practice communities situated along the catchment. A series of context-sensitive resilience indicators are proposed.

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