Learning from Nature to Reduce Cost and Extend the Life of Infrastructure Projects

Dr. Todd Bridges as part of an international team of authors recently published an article in the journal One Earth. The authors make the case that investments in natural infrastructure will address multiple challenges facing countries around the world in a post COVID economy. The authors point out that we should take a lesson from nature and work towards infrastructure that is adaptable to the climate and environment for improved performance and resilience. Texas A&M Today continues the conversation with the lead author, Dr. Rusty Feagin, and discusses the opportunities, challenges, and incentives for adopting natural infrastructure.

Infrastructure must become more resilient as the global climate changes and also more affordable in the economic and political context of a post-COVID world. We can solve this dual challenge and drive global infrastructure investment into a more sustainable direction by taking our cues from Nature.

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