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

Edward Barsley

  • Format: Book

  • Pages: 240

  • Publisher: RIBA Publishing

  • Date Published: Apr 2019

  • Stock Code: 91918

  • ISBN: 9781859467343

  • Binding: Paperback

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This book aims to educate 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 necessary for developing community and property-level flood resilience. As a comprehensive and practical manual, this book includes richly illustrated diagrams on a variety of concepts and strategies to use when designing for flood resilience. It is vital resource for anyone looking to adapt to the threat of flood risk. 

  • 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 with the Cabinet Office, Environment Agency & Local Community as well as input from academic and industry experts, homeowners and residents of communities at risk of flooding.

About the Author

Edward Barsley

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.

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