Nature-based solutions for flood risk management in Asia: How much do we (Not) know?
Organizer: Nanyang Technological University
|Investments in nature are increasingly considered as solutions to manage flood risk. Yet understanding when and how nature-based solutions can effectively mitigate flooding remains challenging, especially in many Asian cities where the evidence base for nature-based solutions is weaker. This session will bring multiple perspectives to identify barriers to the implementation of nature-based solutions for flood risk mitigation in the region. Do we need more science? more capacity-building? more funding? more political will? Participants will be be guided through an interactive dialogue with academics and practitioners working in the region to understand the key knowledge gaps and implementation gaps in the area.
Blair Spendelow, Technical Director, JBA
Missaka Hettiarachchi, Senior Fellow, WWF
Kim Irvine, Visiting Associate Professor