Ark is a unique integrated multi-agency training, research, innovation and community engagement flood resilience facility. It will simulate urban swift and still water flood events in a realistic, cost effective, safe, managed environment and will improve coherent regional, national and international flood responsiveness.
Ark stands to lead the world in proactive, collaborative and innovative approaches to flood rescue, research and resilience, while promoting inter-agency understanding and cooperation.
Providing unique research capabilities, Ark will enable world-leading research on urban hydrological processes, channel-floodplain interaction and fluid-structure interactions.
The facility will not only improve responder coordination and training but also support the physical and psychological monitoring of rescue personnel.
Ark’s empowering approach will enhance preparedness and resilience amongst businesses, communities and civic organisations at risk from flooding. It will also act as a business innovation hub to encourage the development of new technologies in flood rescue and resilience to bring further benefits to our communities.