Integration of natural and grey infrastructure is key for addressing the challenges the Americas face, including flood and drought control. The rate and intensity of natural disasters has increased at exponential rates. In the last 10 years, the Americas has been affected by severe droughts and floods. Through drainage systems, restoration of rivers, mainstreaming hydro-environmental services into water infrastructure planning, the region must change the paradigm from grey to green infrastructure. Governments have the responsibility of internalizing new approaches into policies and creating enabling legal environments and adequate incentives. Water utilities and private companies can play a role by adopting and promoting innovative water-efficiency solutions and technologies that can be replicated by their peers. Under this framework, this session will discuss how to build resilience and risk reduction through green infrastructure.
"IDB - Inter-American Development Bank/Deltares, Aneas