The Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance is a multi-sectoral partnership finding practical ways to support communities in developed and developing countries to strengthen their resilience to flood risk. The Grantham Research Institute joined the Alliance in 2018, and has been contributing leading edge research to support flood resilience policy and decision-making globally and locally. We are currently working with partners to expand this approach to include additional climate-induced hazards.

Our work to date has focused on testing the Alliance’s Flood Resilience Measurement for Communities tool in collaboration with local authorities in Germany and the UK. Our results supported local level decision-making and were used to inform national policy. In addition, we collaborated with local and Alliance partners on a range of topics related to flood risk governance, including participatory decision-making for flood resilience, the triple dividend of resilience, flood risk mapping, insurance and the private sector, and loss and damage, resulting in high quality research and policy outputs.

LSE continues to contribute leading edge research and policy insights to support global advocacy and locally led climate adaptation across 15 countries.


The Alliance is funded by the Zurich Foundation and includes Zurich, Concern Worldwide, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Mercy Corps, Plan International, Practical Action, the International Institute for Applied Systems and Analysis (IIASA) and the Institute for Social and Environmental Transition-International (ISET).  

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