Natural and Nature-Based Flood Management: A Green Guide
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), in partnership with USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), developed this guide to support communities at a local level in using natural and nature-based methods for flood risk management.
The guide is designed for those responsible for flood risk management, including municipal governments, community groups and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). Included in the guide is information on 1) foundational flood concepts, 2) data, methods and analysis for assessing flood risk, 3) structural and non-structural methods for assessing flood risks, and 4) urban flood issues.
The Flood Green Guide was created to advance the development and application of natural and nature-based methods for managing flood risk. It draws from and complements existing resources and literature, and is based on the integrated flood management (IFM) approach, which recognizes that sometimes flooding is a natural and beneficial process. The Flood Green Guide is designed to maximize the benefits of floodwaters, while offering guidance on managing and minimizing floods using natural and nature-based methods.
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