Engage with Nature-Based Solutions

Guide for Building Community Resilience with Nature-Based Solutions

creator Federal Emergency Management Agency (USA)
topic community
landscape watershed
solution rain garden
regional relevance Global, USA
type website (comprehensive)

Natural hazards pose a serious risk to different areas. These hazards include flooding, drought, hurricanes, landslides, wildfires, and more. Because of climate change, many natural hazards are expected to become more frequent and more severe. Reducing the impacts these hazards have on lives, properties and the economy is a top priority.

Nature-based solutions are sustainable planning, design, environmental management, and engineering practices that weave natural features or processes into the built environment to promote adaptation and resilience. Such solutions enlist natural features and processes in efforts to combat climate change, reduce flood risks, improve water quality, protect coastal property, restore and protect wetlands, stabilize shorelines, reduce urban heat, add recreational space, and more.

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