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Kenneth Severn Award: 2030, the structural engineer's role in beating Professor Beddington's Perfect Storm prescriptions

At the start of the 21st century, humanity is faced with a global challenge of unprecedented scale: Climate change, a synonym for rising global temperatures and water levels and the promise of extreme weather events. Add to this an increased demand on food, water and energy and you get what Professor Beddington, chief scientific adviser to HM Government, calls 'a perfect storm of events' (Beddington 2009). Clement Thirion, MEng, MSc