Toolbox For Building with nature
Tools within Building with Nature are methods, frameworks, that can be used in the different phases and steps of a BwN project.
These tools assist in applying a Building with Nature Design in a project in a practical way. In this guideline we focus on tools that have an added value for development and design. Some of these are or have been (further) developed within the programme; others have proven their applicability in the cases.
Application of the tools should be seen as an iterative process, as the tools can be used in different detail in the various phases of a project. For example: a more general application of a valuation tool when generating alternatives and a more elaborate application to study the alternatives in more detail.
For each tool, a general description is given; then there is a section on how to use the tool, followed by a description of a practical application. At the end of each tool, references are given for further reading.
It is important to point out that the use of a tool fits in a project approach and to have a clear project vision before starting to use a tool. When you decide to use a certain tool, you should have a goal on what you would like to achieve by using this tool. After using the tool, the goal and the results should be compared and evaluated. In this way, the tool will contribute best to the project.
In order to gain a clear overview of the available BwN-tools, we distinguish four groups which we assume intimately related to Building with Nature projects:
|System Analysis||Environmental Economics||Impact Assessment||Monitoring|
|System tools||Valuation tools||Tools for interaction||Visualisation of data and models|
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- Argus Bio Monitoring station
- Biogeomorphological Coastal Modelling System
- Contingent Valuation Method for Nature Valuation
- Cumulative Effect Assessment
- Fibre-optic distributed temperature sensing for monitoring morphological changes
- Frame of Reference
- Interactive Design Tool- Holland Coast
- Interactive Dredge Planning Tool Singapore
- Monitoring swimmer safety
- Monte Carlo simulation and Social Cost Benefit Analysis
- Morphological predictor for mixed beds
- Nature index
- Probabilistic analysis of ecological effects- Cause-effect chain modeling
- Probabilistic effect analysis-The Species Sensitivity Distribution
- Roughness module
- Species Response Curves for Seagrass
- Stakeholder analysis
- System Analysis
- Valuation of risks and opportunities
- Visualising and managing uncertainties
- Visual Thinking
- Wave Transformation Table