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Hybrid solutions to sustainable tsunami risk

Tsunami

Tsunami hitting Natori City, Japan, March 11, 2011

Hybrid approaches to mitigating tsunami risk combine vegetation (green element) with traditional engineering components (gray elements) to maximize protection and other benefits. While hybrid approaches like tsunami mitigation parks are being built worldwide, our understanding of the protective benefits they provide and our ability to optimally design these parks are limited.Through this project, we hope to contribute to bridging the gap between science and policy and provide new insights on whether and how we can combine green and grey elements to design sustainable approaches to tsunami risk mitigation.