The 2022 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall meeting is being held December 12-16 in Chicago, IL. My colleagues and I are hosting a session (161288) in the Natural Hazards section titled “Implementation Natural- and Nature-based Features: The Nexus of Flood Protection & Biodiversity.

Session Summary We invite presentations of current research, engineering development, and implementation of natural and nature-based features (NNBF) in inland and coastal regions. A particular focus of this session is on design and implementation frameworks that address flood protection, biodiversity enhancement, lifecycle analysis, and monitoring. Nature-based features include wetlands, reefs, beaches and dunes, barrier islands, floodplain re-connection, rain gardens, permeable pavements, etc. Current engineering design practices regarding nature-based features at large scales are lacking, so NNBF implementation is not yet mainstream. The objectives of this session are to 1) highlight work on NNBF research and design that encompasses multiple objectives and benefits, 2) discuss the necessary movement from R&D to implementation, 3) propose lifecycle and monitoring analysis of NNBFs, and 4) identify barriers to implementation.

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The deadline for all submissions is Wednesday, 3 August 2022 at 23:59 EDT. Abstracts will not be accepted for review after this date. 

AGU Fall Meeting 2022 is being planned to support both online and in-person attendees to expand participation and reduce our travel footprint. The in-person meeting will take place at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, IL. All #AGU22 sessions will be designed to support in-person or virtual presentations and participation in some way.

Unfortunately, we cannot discount any costs, and all presenters must pay all abstract and registration fees.

Feel free to forward this note on to your colleagues.


Matt Bilskie, UGA

Burton Suedel, USACE

Rhett Jackson, UGA

Matt Chambers, UGA



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