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10 Dec 2021

Nature-based Solutions – how should we plan and evaluate them?

A report looking to evaluate Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) has just been published by SEFARI. NBS have been defined many times, but in essence are developing solutions to societal problems using natural processes. Many ways of assessing the potential...
09 Dec 2021

An update on Dynamic Coast

The Scottish Government’s Dynamic Coast project took a major step forward this year, with the publication of new research on coastal change across Scotland. DynamicCoast.com has been updated to reflect the latest science, outputs and tools now...
06 Dec 2021

Easter Beltie restoration wins the Nature and Climate Action award

The Dee Catchment Partnership has won the Nature and Climate Action award at the RSPB Nature of Scotland Awards. The Partnership’s winning entry, the Easter Beltie Restoration project, restored the river valley of an artificially straightened...
21 Sep 2021

International Guidelines on Natural and Nature-Based Features now available

International Guidelines on Natural and Nature-Based Features (NNBF) for Flood Risk Management have now been published. The guidelines provide practitioners with the best available information concerning various elements of NNBF implementation. The...
20 Aug 2021

Engineering with Nature an Atlas – Version 2 now published

The Engineering with Nature initiative has now launched a new book " Engineering With Nature: An Atlas, Volume 2 ". The book showcases 62 international projects that demonstrate the concept of Engineering with Nature. Two Scottish case studies are...
20 Aug 2021

Results published from Eddleston NFM study

Results have recently been published from the Scottish Government’s flagship NFM study in the Eddleston Water catchment. Seeking to examine the effectiveness of NFM measures combined across the 69 km2 area of the Eddleston Water catchment, the study...
19 Aug 2021

How can we plan resilient systems of nature-based mitigation measures in larger catchments for flood risk reduction now and in the future?

A newly published paper in the international journal Water Security (Hankin, Page, McShane, Chappell, Spray, Black & Comins 2021) features results from Scotland’s Eddleston Water NFM study in attempting to answer this important question. Whilst...
11 Mar 2021

Engineering with Nature podcasts

The Engineering with Nature initiative (led by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) has developed a series of podcasts. The podcasts explore topics such as innovation, collaboration and combining natural and engineered systems and takes views from a...
11 Mar 2021

3D buffer strips report published by Environment Agency

A report investigating multifunctional buffer zones has been published by the Environment Agency. The report "3D buffer strips: designed to deliver more for the environment" was developed by scientists from the James Hutton Institute and Forest...
03 Mar 2021

Demonstrating the value of Building with Nature in practice

Research findings just revealed by one of the EU North Sea Region Building with Nature partners in Scotland are revealing the true value of taking a sustainable approach to reducing flood risk - through the careful and targeted use of Natural Flood...
02 Mar 2021

Building with Nature project output library

The Building with Nature (BwN) project, funded by Interreg, demonstrated BwN solutions that utilise natural processes to deliver flood risk and coastal erosion management whilst enhancing ecosystem services. The Scottish Government led the '...