Nature-based solutions for water in cities

Event: Nature-based solutions for water in cities – RMIT Global Webinar
Date/Time: 2021-07-06T08:00:00Z2021-07-06T09:00:00Z

Location: online
Description: Increasing urbanisation and climate change pose new challenges to urban water management, requiring urgent attention in Europe and worldwide. ​

Solutions that are inspired and supported by nature, or nature-based solutions (NBS), are beginning to be seen as an alternative to traditional urban water treatments as they are more sustainable and less costly to establish and maintain.

NBS for water can enhance water availability, improve water quality, and reduce risks associated with water-related disasters and climate change, while contributing to the achievement of many of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

NBS for water generally remain outside mainstream urban water management and planning, and evidence suggests that NBS account for less that 5% of all expenditure in water resources management.