The implementation of natural and nature-based solutions, such as mangroves, wetlands and bioretention areas, can be an effective way to reduce the impact of coastal, riverine and urban flooding on our communities and vital lifelines, such as transportation infrastructure. Moreover, these solutions also provide co-benefits to our society and the natural environment, including fostering biodiversity. Their effectiveness and co-benefits have motivated governments, including transportation agencies, to document these solutions and develop guidelines to support their implementation. Additionally, these agencies have offered insights on how to combine natural and nature-based solutions with traditional grey infrastructure solutions when nature-based solutions alone are insufficient. This webinar presented examples of natural and nature-based solution implementations by transportation agencies in the United States and overseas used to reduce the impact of flooding.
May 12, 2022 • Resilience
October 26, 2023