Monitoring Performance and Outcomes
Technically sound, efficient and applicable methods are needed to track natural infrastructure (NI) performance over time, develop the evidence base for future designs, ensure compliance with policy and inform project operations and adaptive management
Understanding how natural infrastructure projects perform through monitoring is essential to our ability to both properly value and continue to build on and refine the benefits they provide. This project aims to create a framework for designing cost-efficient, effective, widely accessible monitoring programs, so that more natural infrastructure project managers have the ability to implement monitoring.
Pre AND post disaster monitoring
It is believed that natural infrastructure may provide similar protection to communities and ecosystems during severe weather events as traditional infrastructure. However, current ways of assessing pre and post disaster outcomes are limited, and in order to know how natural infrastructure is performing in these scenarios we must develop better practices.