Amphibious homes to keep communities afloat

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Elizabeth English, Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering, School of Architecture

Protecting communities from the risks of flooding is a heightened concern with the increased frequency of severe weather events. Elizabeth English has seen first-hand the damage that these storms can cause. Her world leading research on amphibious housing gives communities in vulnerable areas a tool to combat the impacts of climate change. English believes that “we need to learn to live with water.” By allowing our homes to float, not only does water move where it needs to “water becomes part of the solution.”