Flood resilience built environment

Definition

Flood resilience measure for the built environment describes the upgrading of an existing building to increase safety by adding or replacing items. This could be done by any combination of changes or adjustments incorporated in:

  • the design,
  • the construction or
  • alteration of individual buildings or properties.

The reinforcement of structures tends the only aim to become more resistant and resilient to the forces of natural hazards.

Retrofitting measures

Methodology

Flood resilience measure techniques involve:

  • flood-proofing,
  • elevation,
  • construction of small levees and
  • other modifications made to an existing building or its yard to protect it from flood damage.

Experts differentiate between two Flood resilience built environment measure strategies:


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