This article was originally published on American Planning Association.
“APA is one of six key partners that collectively represent county governments, professional engineers, community planners, floodplain managers, and conservationists. Together, we are united behind a new effort called the “Naturally Resilient Communities,” or NRC, program that promotes the role nature-based solutions can play in helping reduce flood risk for communities while providing other benefits, such as improved water quality and enhanced recreational opportunities and wildlife habitat — all of which positively impact local economies.
Online at NRCSolutions.org, the partners have created a guide of nature-based solutions and related case studies of successful projects to help communities learn more and identify those solutions that might work best for them.
The Naturally Resilient Communities program is made possible with support from the Kresge Foundation and includes the following partners:
- American Planning Association (APA)
- American Society of Civil Engineers
- Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM)
- National Association of Counties (NACo)
- The Nature Conservancy
- Sasaki Associates
For more information on this collaboration, visit www.planning.org/nationalcenters/hazards/naturallyresilient/.
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