Using natural infrastructure to create healthy and resilient communities

The Maritime Natural Infrastructure Collaborative is a multi-sector network of NGOs, government, planners and academics from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. It raises awareness about the important role that natural infrastructure plays in helping communities to remain healthy and resilient in the face of climate change. For example, a series of Natural Infrastructure Learning Days brought participants to various natural infrastructure project sites to learn how naturalized stormwater ponds, rain gardens and restored river banks can help to reduce inland flood risks and enhance local water quality. These events attracted a variety of professionals and students, many of whom wanted to increase their knowledge and awareness about the value of natural infrastructure as an effective adaptation approach.

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