Nature Based Solutions

Nature Based Flood Defenses - Illusion or Solution?

Bregje van Wesenbeeck

Nature-based flood defences (NBFD) use natural dynamics and ecosystem services to reduce flood risk. They focus on preserving or restoring ecosystems such as marshes, mangroves, coral reefs and dunes in order to create natural barriers or breakwaters to protect the hinterland from flooding. Having said that this actually have never been put to the test like traditional flood barriers. Perhaps it is time ?

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