Scaling up nature based flood risk reduction
Nature-based solutions are increasingly being used for flood-risk reduction and climate change adaptation, especially in developing countries where they are most needed. Examples are the use of mangroves for wave reduction and erosion control and the use of urban green spaces for retention of storm waters. If properly implemented, nature-based solutions can aid in reducing flood risk while also providing additional benefits for people, the economy and nature conservation. However, effective implementation is challenging, as it requires integration of different disciplines and the active involvement of governments and communities.