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'Retrofitting for Flood Resilience' brings together over a decade worth of research and design into flood risk. It provides a highly visual guide to flood resilient design and showcase a variety of different ways in which the built and natural environment can be adapted to the threat of flooding. Design strategies are illustrated at the catchment, community, street and building scale, it features case studies from around the world, and discusses flood resilience in relation to existing communities as well as the design of new developments.

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An event to celebrate the release of TEDS Director Ed Barsley's RIBA publication



On the 16th January at the Arboretum Club in London we held the launch event for TEDS Director Ed Barsley's RIBA book. The evening was mc'd by Sahiba Chadha-Rigby and an inspiring opening speech given by Emma Howard Boyd, Chair of the Environment Agency/UK Commissioner for the Global Commission on Adaptation. The book's author Ed Barsley then went on to thank those involved in bringing the book to life and spoke about his process and motivation for writing 'Retrofitting for Flood Resilience'. The evening concluded with a fantastic panel discussion featuring; Robbie Craig, Geraldine Brown, Alastair Chisholm and Emma Howard Boyd. There was a great mix of people there on the night from all different sectors (the environmental/design industry, local communities, government, academia, the press, as well as family and friends). The event was kindly sponsored by Argyll Environmental / TEDS as was hosted in the main space of Arboretum. We at TEDS would like to say a huge to all those who made it along to the launch and to everyone that has helped play a part in the creation of the book. It's hoped that it will inspire adaptation and help raise awareness of the ways in which the built & natural environment can be made more resilient.

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