View All News

Metro Detroit leveraging NBS for flood prevention in the face of a changing climate

Metro Detroit is working on a variety of nature-based solutions to mitigate the risks of flooding, which is on the rise due to climate change and - like most urban areas - the high prevalence of impervious surfaces. Some of the work underway includes:

  • conservation of existing natural areas, including urban forests and wetlands
  • inventory and analysis of existing wetlands, including their ecological health and absorptive capacity
  • low-impact development for bioinfiltration (improving both water quality and managing excess flow), including bioswales and rain gardens
  • removing one of the largest parking lots in the area and replacing it with a constructed wetland, native trees, and vegetated parking stalls
  • using grey infrastructure to redirect water towards forests and wetlands that can absorb more of it in storm events

Read the article here

Edmonton tree inventory shows almost $2.7B in 'green infrastructure'

The city maintains an inventory of all trees growing on or along city-owned…

More green spaces and trees needed to combat urban heat island effect in Hannover, Germany

A recent study on the urban heat island effect in Hannover, Germany showed…

NBS more widely accepted and promoted at COP28

Nature-based solutions were more broadly accepted and promoted at COP28 than…