Green approaches in river engineering – supporting implementation of green infrastructure

HR Wallingford

February 2016 – April 2017

The river or watercourse is a natural or semi-natural corridor or infrastructure element. Rivers are part of this green network, which has the potential to provide higher resilience and cost-effectiveness as well as more social and environmental benefits than conventional infrastructure. This research brings together the strategic arguments and the technical information needed to support the selection of GI approaches and, through a series of case studies, provides evidence on construct-ability, engineering performance and environmental and social benefits.

Research Council: NERC