What it's about:
Cities can adapt and mitigate floods and droughts using green infrastructure.
This article frames some basic questions on floods and climate change due to rapid urbanization, especially in developing countries.
As part of this new approach, away from strongly depending on gray infrastructure, we need to protect existing natural systems located in urban areas.
It is also important to work together through multidisciplinary teams to tackle this issue.
Why it's noteworthy:
Working in Southeast Asia gives you a new perspective. The effects of climate change and rapid urbanization are very real. There are some issues that in the West are taken for granted, like strong policies protecting nature in urban areas. In some developing countries, it is a more difficult task, for very diverse reasons.
Green infrastructure is a less expensive approach to flood and drought mitigation, and more effective than using only grey infrastructure.
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