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Retrofitting for Flood Resilience: A Guide to Building & Community Design

Author/EditorBarsley, Edward (Author)
Publisher: RIBA Publishing
ISBN: 9781859467343
Pub Date01/12/2019
BindingHardback
Pages344
Dimensions (mm)190(h) * 260(w)
This book educates and introduce readers to the ways in which we can adapt to the threat of flooding throughout the built and natural environment. It offers advice on how to better understand the nature of flood risk, whilst highlighting the key approaches and principles.
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Flood risk is increasing across the UK and globally. This book provides a highly visual guide to flood resilience, and the ways in which the built and natural environment can be adapted to the threat of flooding. It offers advice on how to better understand the nature of flood risk, highlighting the key approaches and principles necessary for developing community and property flood resilience. Offering clear visual examples of the variety of resilience strategies that are appropriate and applicable to a range of flood risk contexts, this book is an invaluable practical manual for architects and professionals across the built environment.

• Highly practical handbook for architects, students, engineers, urban planners and other built environment professionals
• Richly illustrated with practical examples and case studies
• Draws on research from government, academic and industry experts as well as first-hand experiences from flood affected communities

Flood risk is increasing across the UK and globally. This book provides a highly visual guide to flood resilience, and the ways in which the built and natural environment can be adapted to the threat of flooding. It offers advice on how to better understand the nature of flood risk, highlighting the key approaches and principles necessary for developing community and property flood resilience. Offering clear visual examples of the variety of resilience strategies that are appropriate and applicable to a range of flood risk contexts, this book is an invaluable practical manual for architects and professionals across the built environment.

• Highly practical handbook for architects, students, engineers, urban planners and other built environment professionals
• Richly illustrated with practical examples and case studies
• Draws on research from government, academic and industry experts as well as first-hand experiences from flood affected communities

Edward Barsley is Director at The Environmental Design Studio Ltd and a specialist in environmental design in architecture, with a particular interest in developing strategies to reduce flood risk and increase resilience in the built environment. He speaks regularly at conferences and events in the UK and internationally and in 2016 won the Sunday Times / British Homes Award 'Resilient Home' design competition, in collaboration with JTP, with the scheme entitled 'A Home For All Seasons'. He has also been working with the RIBA on policy reports and running their nationwide Core CPD seminar series on flooding.

Chapter 1: Flood Risk Contexts & Consequences Chapter 2: Types of Flooding Chapter 3: Tools & Techniques for Understanding Flood Risk & Resilience Chapter 4: Catchment & Community Flood Risk Management Chapter 5: Building Level Strategies Chapter 6: Pathways to a Flood Resilient Future

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