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Chapter 3: Engaging Communities and Stakeholders in Implementing NNBF

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Author(s)

Maria Dillard, Cath Brooks, Helen Fisher, Hans Pietersen, Alwin Nijhuis, Anita van Breda, Susan Durden

Abstract

Engagement is an important and necessary part of all planning and decision-making for any infrastructure project. Engagement is included at each step of the natural and nature-based features (NNBF) framework (steps detailed in Chapter 2) because we assume an adaptive management approach to the project and, therefore, an iterative, flexible process using built-in feedback loops to inform all aspects of the project plan, including the engagement component. For example, at Step 1 of the NNBF framework, stakeholders can assist the project team in understanding the problem in the context of specific local circumstances. At Step 4, when NNBF alternative formulation occurs, engagement can support the identification of alternatives not previously considered.
Citation
International Guidelines on Natural and Nature-Based Features for Flood Risk Management
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U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center., Vicksburg, MS

Keywords

community, resilience, engagement, natural infrastructure

Citation

Dillard, M. , Brooks, C. , Fisher, H. , Pietersen, H. , Nijhuis, A. , van Breda, A. and Durden, S. (2021), Chapter 3: Engaging Communities and Stakeholders in Implementing NNBF, International Guidelines on Natural and Nature-Based Features for Flood Risk Management, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center., Vicksburg, MS, [online], https://doi.org/10.21079/11681/41946, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=932450 (Accessed July 19, 2024)

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Created July 1, 2021, Updated January 11, 2024