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Adopting nature-based solutions for flood risk reduction in Latin America

Source(s):  International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Practical Action
World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF)

This working document is a collaborative effort between WWF, IUCN and Practical Action as a result of the Latin America Regional Workshop entitled “Towards nature-based solutions: Green infrastructure for flood risk reduction”, that took place on 11-12 December 2017 in Lima, Peru.

Based on the experiences presented at the workshop and the discussions held around them, this document provides key messages on the opportunities that nature-based solutions provide to address flood risk. It calls for adaptive governance as well as collaborative work to address flood-related challenges through responsible ecosystem management. In addition, the document seeks to facilitate knowledge generation and uptake at a regional scale to strengthen regional, national and local flood resilience.

Key messages include:

  • Nature-based solutions provide an opportunity to better integrate the agendas of climate action, disaster risk reduction and biodiversity conservation into a coherent and holistic approach.
  • Ecosystems can provide benefits for flood risk reduction. Nature-based solutions should be part of broader disaster and climate risk management strategies, complementing other measures such as land use planning and built infrastructure.
  • Building back safer and greener promotes resilience in future scenarios that face high levels of risk. 



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  • Adopting nature-based solutions for flood risk reduction in Latin America
  • Publication date 2018
  • Author(s) Ilieva, Lili; McQuistan, Colin; van Breda, Anita; Rodriguez, Ana Victoria; Guevara, Oscar; Cordero, Doris; Podvin, Karen; Renaud, Fabrice
  • Number of pages 22 p.

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