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Read the latest news about Resilience14, gain insights from our partners, sponsors and speakers, and learn about some of the climate resilience challenges facing the built environment.


The health implication of overheating

3 December, 2014

Public Health England speaker calls for more long term planning at Britain Overheating Conference

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Message from Resilience14: take action!

27 November, 2014

Flood resilient behaviour should be as natural as locking your front door

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Hundreds attend first national event on resilience

27 November, 2014

Over 350 people people from organisations across the UK gathered at building science centre BRE for the first event dedicated to resilience.

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MPA The Concrete Centre become sponsors

24 November, 2014

The Centre, which is part of the Mineral Products Association, aims to help designers and the construction sector to realise the full potential of concrete as an adaptable and sustainable construction material.

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Met Office: prepare for wetter and windier winter

12 November, 2014

Forecasters warn of more disruption from weather fronts heading in from the Atlantic

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Practical flood mitigation

10 November, 2014

Resilience14: Prince’s Foundation presents SuDS case study

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Resilience is just good business sense

10 November, 2014

Resilience14: Innovate UK launches business case for resilience report

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Flood kit offers simple protection to home owners

31 October, 2014

Start-up project develops a simple, affordable solution to protect against floods

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Baca Architect's amphibious house design features on Grand Designs

24 October, 2014

The floating house which rises through floodwater airs on Channel 4

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Resilience14: New venue offers a more hands-on experience

16 October, 2014

A change of venue to BRE, Watford will provide a more rounded experience with an offering of unique facilities and access to exclusive innovations

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Study examines the link between climate change and extreme UK weather events

13 October, 2014

A report published by the American Meteorological Society observes extreme weather events in 2013 and expectations for future weather

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Houses made from plants to mitigate climate change

02 October, 2014

Converting plants into building materials offers extreme reductions in carbon emissions

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British winters set to get more volatile

18 September, 2014

Extreme variations in pressure over the North Atlantic will result in more unstable weather patterns say scientists

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UK vision of global action to reduce carbon emissions

10 September, 2014

The UK government strategy for the Paris climate summit proposes prosperity and carbon reduction working together for success

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TV geographer Nick Middleton speaks at Resilience14

8 September, 2014

Presenter of Channel 4’s ‘Britain’s Worst Weather’ will be talking storms and their impact on the UK’s built environment

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Blowing hot and hotter

8 September, 2014

Resilience14: considers the impact of extreme temperatures

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Glasgow appoints Chief Resilience Officer

5 September, 2014

Glasgow has become the first city in the UK to appoint a Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities. 

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Network Rail prepares for extreme weather

3 September, 2014

Following UK floods, Network Rail is planning ahead for weather resilience and climate change adaptation for all its routes.

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London to become rooftop garden city

26 August, 2014

Away from the busy streets of London, grey and plain rooftops are experiencing a transition into rooftop gardens, with flowers, fruits and vegetables.

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BRE to launch flood resilience policy paper at Resilience14 

26 August, 2014

Paper will examine the range of scalable technologies and role of incentives.

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Climate-proof genes to advance food crops’ resilience

20 August, 2014

Mathematical models are being developed by researchers to identify genes that could improve the resilience of food crops to climate change.

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Labour places flooding at forefront of its environment policy

13 August, 2014

Reducing air pollution will also be prioritised.

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Is Europe ready for the impacts of climate change?

6 August, 2014

As climate change continues to impact Europe, the European Environment Agency interviews Birgit Georgi to reveal insight into the definition of a resilient city and the issues faced to achieve resilience

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Better compensation for those left without power

29 July, 2014

Ofgem announces a raise in minimum payment to customers who have experienced power cuts

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Millions of households in England oblivious to flood risk

23 July, 2014

A report reveals an astonishing 55% of those living in England’s flood plains simply do not know they are in flood risk areas.

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Flood defence design competition, a billion dollars spent on real solutions?

23 July, 2014

A US design competition announces winning flooding defence projects to protect New York city and New Jersey.

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Global temperatures for June break records

22 July, 2014

The combined average temperature across global land and ocean surfaces for June 2014 beat the previous record, set in June 1998, by 0.03°C.

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Britain under water returns to Resilience14

22 July, 2014

BRE’s new Resilience14 exhibition has announced the first details of its core seminar programme, taking flood resilience as a key theme.

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ICE report highlights resilience as a priority to UK infrastructure

17 July, 2014 

The report contends alongside the recent challenges, the UK simply cannot afford to continue with the current methods of delivering and maintaining of UK infrastructure.  

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England 'exposed' to climate risks

9 July, 2014

Not enough is being done to tackle the risks from climate change, say government advisers Committee on Climate Change.

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Smart robots could build protection against flooding

8 July, 2014

Self-organising robotic army that mimics insect colonies can independently complete construction projects.

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More urban green spaces could reduce climate-related overheating

3 July, 2014

10% more green spaces could keep our cities at present temperatures into the middle of the century respite global warming.

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Atmospheric currents cause of repeated extreme weather

2 July, 2014

Scientists explain why some countries suffer more from floods, storms and extreme temperatures.

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Warming London must embed temperature controls

25 June, 2014

London should embed maximum internal temperature limits in regulation to minimise the impact of climate change on vulnerable individuals, the Greater London Authority has warned.

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Climate change to boost summer flash floods, says study

24 June, 2014

The Met Office and Newcastle University researchers say there could be five times the number of "extreme rainfall events" exceeding 28mm per hour, under extreme warming projections.

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Introducing Resilience14

17 June, 2014

BRE’s new Resilience14 event will focus on positive and practical ways to defend the UK’s built environment against weather related damage.

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