Reduced Paved Surfaces

Photo Credit: Escambia County

Paved surfaces like roofs, roads, and parking lots reduce the infiltration capacity of the soil and increase the surface water runoff. Consequently, flood risk and the need for additional water retention capacity are increased. By decreasing the total area of paved surfaces, more water can infiltrate the soil and extra green space is created.
Solution TimelineLong Term
Adaptation InfrastructureGreen
Degree of ProtectionMedium
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