Naturally Resilient Communities Strategies

Posted on: 4/17/2023 - Updated on: 4/17/2023

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Explore over 50 solutions and case studies that can help your community become a Naturally Resilient Community.

This tool showcases nature-based solutions and case studies of successful projects from across the US and Europe to help communities learn more and identify which nature-based solutions might work for them.

Nature-based solutions use natural systems, mimic natural processes, or work in tandem with traditional approaches to address hazards, like flooding and erosion. Communities across the globe—along rivers or coasts, large or small, rural or urban—can incorporate nature-based solutions in local planning, zoning, regulations, and built projects to help reduce their exposure to flood and erosion impacts.

Explore Nature-based Solutions and Case Studies for regions across North America and Europe by hazard type:

  • Coastal Erosion
  • Riverine Flooding
  • Riverine Erosion
  • Coastal Flooding
  • Stormwater Flooding
  • Tidal Flooding

Entries can also be filtered by community type, scale, and cost.

Managing Organizations

Partnership between American Planning Association, American Society of Civil Engineers, Environmental & Water Resources Institute, Association of State Floodplain Managers, National Association of Counties, The Nature Conservancy, Sasaki Associates, Inc.

Managing Organizations

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.

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