A new briefing paper on Nature-inspired Solutions for Coastal Resilience has been published by academics at the Global Disaster Resilience Centre of the University of Huddersfield in collaboration with the University of Moratuwa in Sri Lanka. The briefing paper emphasises using natural forms and processes to mitigate coastal hazards and enhance coastal resilience. The paper cites case studies such as the Blackpool Sea Defense in the UK and the ECOncrete Tidal Pool Armor in Sydney, Australia, which are based on the design of natural systems and processes. The paper identifies various enablers, opportunities, and barriers to the development and practice of Nature-inspired Solutions (NiS) and recommends leveraging local knowledge, integrating NiS into urban planning, and promoting awareness and education about NiS to promote the adoption and implementation of NiS for coastal resilience.



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