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Resilience and sustainability in water availability and quality, natural disasters, and opportunities for integrating water into the built environment will be an area of focus. Technology will be encouraged to better manage this scarce resource.

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Overwhelming response to Floodscreen

This is a really cool tool that will help you visualise where flooding has occurred in you area – and its FREE. It’s so simple to use that in a matter of minutes you can find out how safe your home is, or the risk associated with that new development!

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Installation of Flood Protection Products

Following some of the heaviest rainfall since records began, the need to protect properties with correctly installed flood protection products has never been more important. An unprotected standard airbrick could allow over 5,000 litres of water per hour to enter a property. It is a common feature of flooding that water will often pour in through an unprotected, low level airbrick, before it even enters the building via a doorway aperture. It is therefore vital that an anti-flood airbrick be correctly installed...

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Lancaster, the night the city flooded into darkness

Dr John Counsell asks “Does resilience to climate change need a local battery to keep the lights on?”

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Bringing you all the latest on IET Built Environment Sector initiatives, partnerships and thought leadership together with details of upcoming events, Sector highlights on IET.tv and opportunities for you to get involved!

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Built Environment Sector Newsletters

Bringing you all the latest on IET Built Environment Sector initiatives, partnerships and thought leadership together with details of upcoming events, Sector highlights on IET.tv and opportunities for you to get involved!

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