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How to Accelerate the Use of Natural Infrastructure to Aid Climate Change Adaptation

By Shannon Cunniff – Environmental Defense Fund – November 8, 2018
Florida and North Carolina are once again recovering from hurricanes – this time, from two of the largest storms to hit our coasts in a century. In a climate-driven world, an important aspect of recovery is rebuilding in ways that make communities safer and more resilient to storms. One strategy for reducing future flood risks is restoring natural features such as barrier islands, dunes, wetlands and floodplains. These natural infrastructure solutions help slow storm surge and hold flood waters, reducing the devastating impacts of storms. Yet, despite what we know about the effectiveness of these features, natural infrastructure is still an underutilized resilience strategy. Read full blog post here.

 

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