Your responses to this survey will gauge our members Natural Infrastructure priorities and needs to help us advocate on your behalf.
In these early days of municipal adoption of Natural Infrastructure (NI), what is meant by NI can differ between organizations or within organizations.  For this survey, we use the definition the CCME put forward in their CCME Natural Infrastructure Framework: “The Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) has defined Natural Infrastructure as the use of preserved, restored or enhanced elements or combinations of vegetation and associated biology, land, water and naturally occurring ecological processes to meet targeted infrastructure outcomes (CCME 2018).”

CCME’s framework includes a typology of infrastructure types - a spectrum with increasing use of nature-based solutions in the mix of infrastructure elements as one moves closer to preserved ecosystems:

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