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Blue and green infrastructure

  • Description
  • Fields of action
  • Synergies
  • Good practice examples
  • References

All kinds of blue and green infrastructure in the settlement areas (rivers, river valleys, water reservoirs, natural and artificial wetlands, parks, squares, orchards, gardens, allotments, green street strips, grasslands and other) decrease runoff and increase retention capacity. Preservation of the existing elements and creation of new elements is a contribution to heavy rain risk management and has a large number of additional benefits.

Fields of action Settlement areas
Synergies may exist between heavy rain risk management measures and other development goals like environmental protection, health care, and economic performance. Harnessing them requires involvement of different actors, enforcement of exchange between you and them and holistic thinking.



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