RIBA urges government to flood-proof homes

Resilience to Flooding © The Environmental Design & JTP

Institute says ‘keeping water out’ is not a good enough response

RIBA has warned that one in six homes – around 5.4 million units – are at risk from flooding and is urging the government to do more to back the building of flood-resilient dwellings.

In a new report RIBA said managing flood risk could not rely on “keeping the water out”, with the number of homes at risk of flooding likely to double between now and 2050.

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