Natural, or ”green,” infrastructure projects rely on services produced by ecosystems, often utilizing natural landscapes to minimize flood damages, purify and store water, and reduce urban stormwater runoff. Research by RFF experts informs effective implementation by determining how to best target investments and measure costs and benefits.
Report — Sep 4, 2019
Environmental Projects in Urban Areas: Analysis to Support Corps of Engineers Project Planning and Budgeting
This report describes US Army Corps of Engineers planning and budget justification practices in coastal and estuarine environments—with a focus on urban settings—and explores the current and potential application of ecosystem services analysis to Corps decisionmaking.
Testimony and Public Comments — Feb 13, 2019
Testimony on the Use of Natural Infrastructure for Watershed Restoration and Water Management
Forest management can actively support water capture and storage, taking advantage of natural infrastructure to protect water sources and restore watersheds.
Working Paper — Jul 13, 2015