Solution Session: Leveraging Natural Infrastructure Solutions to Improve Climate Resiliency
Natural systems offer a suite of services to people that can complement or even replace conventional infrastructure. For example, wetlands help process pollutants and protect against flooding, and urban tree canopies and green spaces can filter storm water, reduce flooding, and improve air quality.
CH2M HILL and The Nature Conservancy have created a unique alliance between the private sector and the non-governmental organization (NGO) sector, connecting sound engineering principals with natural infrastructure solutions, and promoting ideas that improve community risk profiles and reduce vulnerability to climate change and extreme weather. The initiative will strive to help cities improve their environment, expand opportunities to connect city populations to nature, and provide critical infrastructure and services to communities.
Presented by CH2M Hill, an NLC Capstone Corporate Partner and The Nature Conservancy