1st Edition

Retrofitting for Flood Resilience
A Guide to Building & Community Design

Edited By

Edward Barsley

ISBN 9781859467343
Published January 15, 2020 by RIBA Publishing
344 Pages

USD $52.00

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Book Description

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 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.

Table of Contents

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

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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.