Natural and Nature-Based Flood Management: A Green Guide

Natural and Nature-Based Flood Management: A Green Guide was developed to support local communities around the world in using natural and nature-based methods for flood risk management. Globally, flooding is the most common disaster risk and that risk is growing with more people in harm’s way as cities grow larger and rainstorms become more intense. Managing floods with a balanced, combination of methods including policy, planning, and governance approaches as well as natural and nature-based methods, can reduce costs while maximizing co-benefits for people and the environment. 

The Flood Green Guide, developed in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development Office of U.S.  Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA), provides a step-by-step framework for flood managers to understand the factors contributing to flood risk in their region, and to pull together the appropriate policies, nature-based solutions, and traditional engineering to address the problem.