Working with Us


We work collaboratively where this can deliver shared research objectives more cost-effectively. Our partners include the Defra network, UK Research Councils, UK Water Industry Research (UKWIR), Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA), universities and EU-funded project partners.

A list of our FCERM R&D Programme's current partnerships is provided here.

Do you have an idea or a request for research to be led under this programme?

Read our working with the Joint Programme guide if you're seeking support or partnership with the Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management R&D Programme.

You then need to complete our application for support form. The level of input to the form should reflect the size and level of risk of the partnership being proposed. For example, high risk, considerable resource requests should provide more detail, and allow more time for a response.

You should not use this form if your request is for:

Completed forms should be sent to:

You will hear from us to acknowledge receipt of your form. It will be sent to the appropriate theme lead. Following this, it can take up to 3 weeks to achieve the necessary approvals to commit to a request.