Building resilience: The benefits of amphibious foundation retrofits

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    Render of amphibious house shown floating on a body of water
    Elizabeth English
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In the face of climate change, historic communities are becoming more vulnerable to increasingly frequent storm and flood events. Adapting to changing water levels requires forward-looking strategies to limit disastrous impacts on the well-being and cultural heritage of these communities. Successful risk reduction strategies for heritage structures require a level of cultural sensitivity and adaptability that is usually lacking in conventional flood mitigation approaches that rely on permanent static elevation.


Elizabeth’s research is featured in Water Institute Research, issue 9. Read the paper.