Project aims to better understand benefits of eco-friendly flood schemes

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The economic and environmental benefits of natural flood defences will be explored in a £467,000 University of Stirling-led project.

Researchers, led by Environmental Economist Dr Tobias Börger, will study the effectiveness of blue and green infrastructure (BGI) – which include wetlands, urban parks and vegetated river banks – at protecting communities from surface-water flooding and rising water levels.

The team will also seek to place an economic value on the added environmental benefits brought by such schemes, such as improved air quality, new recreational opportunities, controlling water pollutants and increasing resilience to heat waves and noise pollution.

The project, which will be based in Can Tho in Vietnam, is being funded by NERC’s Newton Fund and involves academics from Loughborough University’s School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering, Hue University and Can Tho University.

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