The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water


Implementing nature based flood protection: Principles and implementation guidance

Earlier this year Deltares held a workshop entitled "Scaling Up Nature-Based Flood Risk Reduction." The goal of the workshop was to explore principles and guidance for planning, design, and implementation of nature-based solutions for flood risk management as an alternative to or complementary to conventional engineering measures.

Following the workshop in April, the World Bank has now published a full report (in English) outlining the principles and implementation steps that will lead to more effective flood risk management. You can access this open-source guidance document for free from the World Bank's website here.

AGWA and Bottom-Up Methodologies Represented at Chinese Conference

This guest blog was written by Ad Jeuken of Deltares.

My visit was the result of an invitation from the World Future Council to speak at their Future of Cities forum in Tianjin. This event was a sub-forum of the Eco-City Forum. My presentation at the Forum was complemented by an additional expert meeting to the city of Huangshi, two days later. My message was around quantitative planning methods (like CRIDA) that incorporate climate robustness and flexibility in the planning to account for future uncertainty. The visit was a good occasion to learn more about the Sponge city development in general and in Huangshi in particular. Read More...