03 Dec '11, 10am

New @RFF_org study on role of green infrastructure in #climate #adaptation

New @RFF_org study on role of green infrastructure in #climate #adaptation

Green Infrastructure’s Role in Adaptation to Climate Change RFF Feature December 2, 2011 Climate models predict storms and flooding will increase in frequency and severity in many regions of the United States in the coming decades. Strategically placed natural lands and open space—often referred to as “green infrastructure”—can reduce damages from flooding and at the same time provide environmental and social co-benefits, including improved water quality in streams and rivers, protection of groundwater sources, and enhanced recreational opportunities. A new report from RFF researchers demonstrates that the costs of land conservation can drop dramatically with the right kind of targeting of green infrastructure. The Role of Land Use in Adaptation to Increased Precipitation and Flooding by Carolyn Kousky , Sheila Olmstead , Margaret Walls , Adam Stern, and Molly Macauley pre...

Full article: http://www.rff.org/News/Features/Pages/Green-Infrastructu...

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