Natural and nature based solutions for flood defence

Natural and nature based solutions for flood defence

Chair: Ellis Penning (Deltares)

Climate change causes new challenges to flood risk management and a quest for new, more flexible and adaptive solutions. Extreme events such as hurricanes Katrina and Sandy are requiring rethinking of traditional approaches to flood defence.

More and more Nature Based Solutions for Flood Defence (NBFD) are identified and are becoming a feasible alternative or addition to traditional flood risk reduction measures. In some countries pilots are being tested, or larger scale nature based works are being carried out as part of a green solution to disaster risk reduction.

In this workshop we want to share with you the state-of-the-art in Nature Based Flood Defence Solutions, and discuss with you the pro’s and con’s of these measures. We want to know what makes them specifically successful or difficult to implement in different countries around the world, in order to come to a better understanding of their potential impact in the global DRR strategies.

Programme
15 min Opening & Setting the scene
Ellis Penning & Mindert de Vries (Deltares, the Netherlands)
15 min  Some examples of successful NBFD in USA and Europe
Roselle Henn (Army Corps of Engineers, USA), Mindert de Vries
45 min  Discussion in subgroups on the pro’s and con’s of NBFD
15 min  Wrap up and take home messages

 

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Key Dates ...


  • Online abstract submission opens

  • Online abstract submission closes

  • Full paper submission opens

  • Notification of acceptance (w/e)

  • Early Bird Registration

  • Full paper submission closes

  • Final paper submission deadline

  • Standard Registration

  • Late Registration

News ...

Survey, Photos and Proceedings

Just over one month ago Lyon became our home for a week, as the Lyon Centre des Congrès hosted FLOODrisk 2016. Now we have all had time to settle back into our daily routines, we'd like to invite you to share your experiences, thoughts and suggestions, so we can make FLOODrisk 2020 even better!

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FLOODrisk2016 - Evaluation Survey

One month ago Lyon became our home for a week, as the Lyon Centre des Congrès hosted FLOODrisk 2016. Now we have all had time to settle back into our daily routines, we'd like to invite you to share your experiences, thoughts and suggestions, so we can make FLOODrisk 2020 even better!

Survey

Our online questionnaire consists of 17 questions, mainly multiple choice, and s

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