Guidelines for Rapid Environmental Impact Assessment in Disasters

The Guidelines for Rapid Environmental Impact Assessment in Disaster (REA) is a tool to identify, define, and prioritize potential environmental impacts in disaster situations. A simple, consensus-based qualitative assessment process, involving narratives and rating tables, is used to identify and rank environmental issues and follow-up actions during a disaster. The REA is built around conducting […]

ThinkNature Nature-based Solutions Handbook

Nature-based solutions (NBS) are actions inspired by, supported by or copied from nature, which deploy various natural features and processes, are resource efficient and adapted to systems into diverse spatial areas, facing social, environmental and economic challenges. The main goals of NBS are the enhancement of sustainable urbanization, the restoration of degraded ecosystems, the development […]

Ecoshape; Building with Nature

EcoShape develops and shares knowledge about Building with Nature: a new approach to hydraulic engineering that harnesses the forces of nature to benefit environment, economy and society. This interactive web portal is well designed and separated into information about landscape types, pilots, and institutional measures.

Engineering with Nature: An Atlas

The 56 projects presented in this atlas reveal the diversity of applications and benefits that can be achieved through Engineering With Nature. A hard copy can be requested on the EWN site here.

Greening the Grey: A Framework for Integrated Green Grey Infrastructure (IGGI)

The University of Glasgow (with Oxford University and NERC) have created a Framework for green-grey infrastructure. The IGGI report includes16 detailed case studies and 30 vignette examples of costed, innovative real world exemplars where “green” habitat has been included in grey infrastructure projects. In instances where wholly green alternatives are not possible and where infrastructure […]

Guide to Hydropower Construction Good Practice

The Scottish Government, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) support hydro development as a key means of tackling climate change. However, protecting our natural heritage should be a key priority during any development. Development must not come at the cost of damage to and loss of Scotland’s species, valued habitats […]

San Francisco Rainwater Harvesting Manual (for non-potable residential uses)

This comprehensive technical manual published by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) is an outstanding source of information and will enable you to plan and design your own rainwater harvesting system. While this guide focuses on residential roof-based rainwater harvesting systems, some of the information presented is relevant to larger commercial systems as well.

Green Stormwater Infrastructure: Planning & Design Manual, Version 3.0

In 2011, the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) developed the Green City, Clean Waters (GCCW) plan to address the City of Philadelphia’s Clean Water Act obligations. Since that time, the Department has been committed to reducing combined sewer overflows primarily through the implementation of green stormwater infrastructure (GSI). Almost ten years into the program, hundreds of […]

Guidance for Stream Restoration

A great deal of effort has been devoted to developing guidance for stream restoration. The available resources are diverse, reflecting the wide ranging approaches used and expertise required to develop effective stream restoration projects. To help practitioners sort through the extensive information, this technical note has been developed to provide a guide to the available […]