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Use of Natural and Nature-Based Features (NNBF) for Coastal Resilience

Todd S. Bridges, Paul W. Wagner, Kelly A. Burks-Copes, Matthew E. Bates, Zachary A. Collier, Craig J. Fischenich, Joe Z. Gailani, Lauren D. Leuck, Candice D. Piercy, Julie D. Rosati, Edmond J. Russo, Deborah J. Shafer, Burton C. Suedel, Emily A. Vuxton and Ty V. Wamsley
January 31, 2015

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ERDC Special Report

The ERDC and the Institute for Water Resources (IWR) have joined forces in support of the North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study (NACCS) to develop a technical framework for evaluating and implementing Natural and Nature-based Features (NNBF) to reduce coastal storm risks and enhance system resilience. The study promotes the concept of multiple lines of defense include NNBF solutions (e.g., beach nourishment, artificial reefs, dunes, salt marshes, and living shorelines) that can be used in combination with structural and non-structural measures to generate an array of ecosystem benefits, including reductions in coastal storm damages, recreational benefits, and wide variety of environmental benefits.