Coordinated by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) it involves nine European research institutes from seven countries, including the University of Manchester in the UK. UK Flood Barriers is represented on the SMARTeST project with its pioneering Flood Angel® Non-return Road Gully. This passive flood defence innovation addresses one of the most common forms of flash flooding that occurs in the urban environment and once fully developed, will have the potential to offer flood protection in residential and commercial areas. Environmental Enterprises has opened its BSI approved testing facility to SMARTeST to help support this project. For more information on the SMARTeST project visit www.floodresilience.eu The project will complete in December 2012.