"Taking measures, both structural and non-structural, to reduce the likelihood of floods in a specific location." (EC 2013: Guidance for Reporting under the Floods Directive)

EXAMPLE: Artificial Island - Amager Beach, Copenhagen (DK)

Amager Beach is a constructed island in the southern part of Copenhagen. It was built between 2004 and 2005. It not only serves recreational purposes for the local population, but is also a coastal defense structure to protect the main coastline. This artificial approach is a very good example of combining ecosystem based approaches with coastal defense aspects.