Naturbasierte Lösungen in Flusslandschaften planen und entwickeln: Zehn Thesen

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  • Christian Von Albert
  • Barbara Schröter
  • Mario Brillinger
  • Jennifer Henz
  • Paulina Guerrero
  • Sarah Gottwald
  • Dagmar Haase
  • Sylvia Herrmann
  • Dietmar Mehl
  • Claire Nicolas
  • Edward Ott
  • Stefan Schmidt
  • Mario Sommerhäuser

Nature-based solutions – understood here as actions that utilize ecological processes to address societal challenges – can play key roles in creating integrated development concepts for river landscapes. This contribution aims at elaborating the concept of nature-based solutions with a focus on river landscapes. We present ten propositions that characterize the concept of nature-based solutions, introduce the comparative advantages of applying such solutions, and discuss chances for successful deployment. We developed the propositions using an adapted Delphi method, together with experts from policy and practice. Our contribution should help avoiding conceptual misunderstandings, illustrate the urgency for implementation, and encourage practitioners to enhance the consideration of nature-based solutions. We hope the propositions thus help to support transformations towards a more sustainable development of river landscapes for people and nature.

Translated title of the contributionPlanning and developing nature-based solutions in river landscapes: Ten propositions
Original languageGerman
JournalNaturschutz und Landschaftsplanung
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)12-19
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 04.03.2022
Externally publishedYes