Locating Spatial Opportunities for Nature-Based Solutions: A River Landscape Application

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dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.15488/4840
dc.identifier.uri https://www.repo.uni-hannover.de/handle/123456789/4883
dc.contributor.author Guerrero, Paulina
dc.contributor.author Haase, Dagmar
dc.contributor.author Albert, Christian
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-21T10:57:56Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-21T10:57:56Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Guerrero, P.; Haase, D.; Albert, C.: Locating Spatial Opportunities for Nature-Based Solutions: A River Landscape Application. In: Water 10 (2018), Nr. 12, 1869. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/w10121869
dc.description.abstract Compared to technical infrastructure, nature-based solutions (NBS) strive to work with nature and to move beyond business-as-usual practices. Despite decades of research from various academia fields and a commencing mainstreaming of the term, a lack of cohesiveness and pertinent methods regarding the subject matter hinders further implementation. Using a functional landscape approach, this paper aims to identify the spatial extent of existing and potential NBS locations and applies it across a case study in Germany. Inspired by hydrological models, which work with delineated hydrological response units, this research instead defines hydromorphological landscape units (HLU) based on biophysical spatial criteria to identify the potential areas that could function as NBS. This approach was tested for floodplain-based NBS. The identified HLU were then compared with historical floodplain and land-use data to differentiate between active or potential NBS. The spatial delineation identified 3.6 million hectares of already active floodplains areas, for which we recommend continued or modified protection measures, and 0.4 million ha where the hydromorphological conditions are apt to support floodplains, yet are cut-off from the flooding regime and require rehabilitation measures. The identification of NBS through explicitly defined HLU serves as a spatial approach to support NBS implementation. Taken together, our research can provide an essential contribution to systemize the emerging scholarship on NBS in river landscapes and to help in selecting and planning appropriate NBS in practice. eng
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Basel : MDPI
dc.relation.ispartofseries Water 10 (2018), Nr. 12
dc.rights CC BY 4.0
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subject river restoration eng
dc.subject nature-based solutions eng
dc.subject spatial analysis eng
dc.subject floodplains eng
dc.subject.ddc 720 | Architektur ger
dc.title Locating Spatial Opportunities for Nature-Based Solutions: A River Landscape Application
dc.type article
dc.type Text
dc.relation.essn 2073-4441
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.3390/w10121869
dc.bibliographicCitation.issue 12
dc.bibliographicCitation.volume 10
dc.bibliographicCitation.firstPage 1869
dc.description.version publishedVersion
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