Southern Mediterranean countries are exposed to increasing environmental challenges. Grey infrastructures have been used over the last decades to manage storm water and mitigate floods. Nature-based solutions (NBS), however, provide additional runoff storage/infiltration capacity relevant to address climate change impacts on READ MORE
Title: Compensation for Flood Storage Key policy messages: – Vulnerable downstream areas benefit from upstream flood retention services. – Flood storage is land intensive. It often infringes on private land use rights. – Compensating for flood storage requires mechanisms that link READ MORE
Flood storage is an effective but also land intensive approach for alleviating flood risk. Governance approaches are needed to balance costs and benefits by involving both the providers and the beneficiaries of flood retention services. The workshop in Salzburg explored READ MORE
Title: Nature-based solutions for flood-drought risk mitigation in vulnerable urbanizing parts of East-Africa Abstract Urbanization and climate changes have direct impacts on ecosystems and the services they provide to society, thus influencing human well-being and health. Urban sprawl may conflict with READ MORE
Watch the LAND4FLOOD video with interviews! Why is it important to address land management together with flood risk management? What is the value added of the COST Action in this matter? Why is LAND4FLOOD special? Watch also our second Riga meeting video!
Title: How Private Land Matters in Flood Risk Management? Key policy messages : – Flood water can be stored in the catchment, upstream of cities, or in the cities themselves. – In all three areas, the affected land is often READ MORE
First Special Issue of the COST Action LAND4FLOOD has been published in the Journal of Flood Risk Management 11/1 (March 2018)! (here) Content: Hartmann, T., Jílková, J., Schanze, J.: Land for flood risk management: A catchment‐wide and cross‐disciplinary perspective. DOI: 10.1111/jfr3.12344 READ MORE
We are happy to announce that colleagues associated with LAND4FLOOD group contributed to the paper published in Water Resources Research. Title: Land use change impacts on floods at the catchment scale: Challenges and opportunities for future research Abstract Research gaps in READ MORE