The atlas is a collection of 56 projects that integrate natural processes into engineering strategies that support navigation, flood risk management, ecosystem restoration, or other purposes. This atlas is published by U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center and sponsored by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The guide brings together experience and insights of 50 authors working for source water protection efforts. The guide is a call to action for water utility staff and land managers to bring natural infrastructure into focus, in face of a growing water crisis.
The paper Rethinking our Global Coastal Investment Portfolio, written by Erin McCreless and Michael Beck identifies major sources of funding for coastal green and grey infrastructure globally. The paper concludes that the funds for green infrastructure are a small fraction of global investments along coastlines. The paper identifies major funders in different coastline spending categories and discusses ways to move towards a more balanced investment portfolio that could benefit biodiversity, prevent billions of dollars of storm damage, and protect lives and livelihoods of coastal residents.
The guide provides tools for measuring, valuing and monitoring ecosystem services for key biodiversity areas, natural world heritage sites and protected areas.
This report is a product of the Expert Panel on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Results, which was established to provide advice to the Government of Canada on measuring progress on adaptation and climate resilience. The Expert Panel proposed 54 indicators across 5 chapters: ‘Protecting and Improving Huma Health and Well-Being ‘, ‘Supporting Particularly Vulnerable Regions ‘, ‘Reducing Climate-Related Hazards and Disaster Risks ‘, ‘Building Climate Resilience through Infrastructure ‘, and ‘Translating Scientific Information and Indigenous Knowledge into Action ‘.
Robert J. Johnston presented on ‘Quantifying the Non-Market Benefits of Coastal Adaptation and Natural Infrastructure: Implications for Benefit-Cost Analysis‘ on November 6th, 2019. The webinar focused on key trade-offs and economic values associated with different approaches to coastal adaptation, and what it means for adaptation that will be most beneficial to the public. Dr. Johnston talked about trade-offs between green and grey infrastructure for coastal adaptation and the benefits and costs that can result. The focus of the webinar was how economists conceptualize and measure the benefits and costs of coastal adaptation, with particular emphasis on more difficult-to-quantify non-market benefits. It covered the difference between financial (or accounting) benefits and costs and economic benefits.
Michelle Molnar in August, 2019, presented on ‘Gibson’s Journey into Natural Asset Management: Financial Implications ‘. The Town of Gibson is North America’s first community to experiment with integrating natural assets into asset management and financial planning. In 2019, municipal natural asset management was in its infancy in the Town and initial efforts to document the overall impacts, benefits, and lessons of municipal natural asset management are ongoing. This webinar focused on a subset of issues related to financial planning and reporting.
Serge Dupuis presented his work on the Dieppe Naturalized Storm Water Management Pond on October 22nd, 2019, at the Natural Infrastructure Learning Day.
The Green Infrastructure Map highlights green infrastructure projects in and around the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). The sites on the map include projects like bio retention and dry swales, enhanced swales, vegetated filter strips, permeable pavements, soil amendment areas and underground infiltration systems.