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Green Infrastructure - Guide for water management Ecosystem-based management approaches for water-related infrastructure projects
This guide addresses one of the main barriers to widespread adoption of GI solutions: a general lack of awareness of the solutions and associated cost-benefits. The illustrative case studies in this guide provide examples of GI options that address water management challenges, while delivering a number of significant co-benefits. These include reafforestation and afforestation (abbreviated in the tables as Re/afforestation), wetland conservation and construction, levee setbacks, flood bypasses and coastal protection, as well as a number of urban oriented options such as green roofs and permeable pavements.
  • Methodology
  • Essential Element
  • Baseline
Type of resource:
  • Guideline / handbook
  • Electronic resource
  • Awareness raising
  • Guidance
Author: AA.VV.
Publisher: UNEP, UNEP-DHI Partnership, IUCN, The Nature Conservancy
Published in: 2014
Relevant for:
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • Northern America
  • Oceania
  • Municipal
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate adaptation
  • Climate change
  • Climate mitigation
  • Greening events
  • Water
  • English
Free to use: No
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