Primer: Understand Available Measures
There is an abundance of measures to enhance the resilience of coastal communities, and it is beyond the scope of the Blue Guide to provide a full catalog. Figure 4 below offers a typology, distinguishing primarily between non-structural and structural measures.
As a DRR practitioner, you may be familiar with many of the non-structural measures listed as examples. This overview focuses on the measures that may be less familiar, the ones related to ecosystems. These include certain governance-oriented measures, as well as all green structural measures. For the latter, have a look at the overview table in the following section, as well as the various specific step-by-step-guides in other contents of the Ecosystem folder.
Following this overview, this content will guide you through the process of identifying and combining the most effective measures for sustainable nature-based solutions.