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https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2019-128
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https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2019-128
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the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Review article 30 Apr 2019

Review article | 30 Apr 2019

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Nature-Based Solutions for hydro-meteorological risk reduction: A state-of-the-art review of the research area

Laddaporn Ruangpan1,2, Zoran Vojinovic1,3, Silvana Di Sabatino4, Laura Sandra Leo4, Vittoria Capobianco5, Amy M. P. Oen5, Michael McClain1,2, and Elena Lopez-Gunn6 Laddaporn Ruangpan et al.
  • 1IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, Delft, the Netherlands
  • 2Department of Water Management, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
  • 3College for Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, University of Exeter, UK
  • 4Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Bologna, Italy
  • 5Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Norway
  • 6ICATALIS, Spain

Abstract. Natural hazards such as severe floods, storm surges, landslides, avalanches, hail, windstorms, droughts, heat waves and forest fires occur almost daily. This situation is likely to become worse given the projected changes in climate, degradation of ecosystems, population growth and urbanisation. The new concepts such as Ecosystem-based Adaptation, Green Infrastructure and/or Nature-Based Solutions have emerged as effective means to respond to such challenges. The present paper provides a critical review of the literature and identifies current knowledge gaps and future research prospects. There has been an explosion of scientific publications on this topic with a more significant rise taking place from 2007 onwards. Hence, the review process started by sourcing 1381 articles from Scopus which were also cross-referenced with the articles sourced from Web of Science and Google Scholar. The full analysis was performed on 159 closely related articles. The analysis confirmed that numerous advancements have been achieved to date. These solutions have already proven to be valuable in providing sustainable, cost-effective, multi-purpose and flexible means for hydro-meteorological risk reduction. However, there are still many areas where further research and demonstration is needed in order to promote their upscaling and replication and to make them become mainstream solutions.

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This article aims to provide a critical review of the literature and to indicate some directions for future research based on the current knowledge gaps in the area of Nature-Based Solutions for hydro-meteorological risk reduction. The review process started by analysing 1381 articles sourced from Scopus from 2007 onwards. The final full analysis was performed on 159 closely related articles.
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