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Achieving Urban Flood Resilience in an Uncertain Future

Preliminary results of the UK Urban Flood Resilience research consortium are presented and discussed, with the work being conducted against a background of future uncertainties with respect to changing climate and increasing urbanization. Adopting a whole systems approach, key themes include developing adaptive approaches for flexible engineering design of coupled grey and blue-green flood management assets; exploiting the resource potential of urban stormwater through rainwater harvesting, urban metabolism modelling and interoperability; and investigating the interactions between planners, developers, engineers and communities at multiple scales in managing flood risk. The work is producing new modelling tools and an extensive evidence base to support the case for multifunctional infrastructure that delivers multiple, environmental, societal and economic benefits, while enhancing urban flood resilience by bringing stormwater management and green infrastructure together.
Author: Fenner, Richard; O'Donnell, Emily; Ahilan, Sangaralingam; Dawson, David; Kapetas, Leon; Krivstov, Vladimir; Ncube, Sikhululekile; Vercruysse, Kim
Language: English
Pubished By: Water
Pubished date: 2019

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