The newly developed PHUSICOS simulation is a serious game. It was developed as part of Work Package 6 on learning innovation and aims to simulate the complex governance setting of stakeholders.
A webinar titled “NBS: Green solutions for the environment. Benefits and opportunities”, was held 30th September with 157 registered contacts, and an average participation of 84 attendees.
PHUSICOS presented how NBS create good environmental governance by engaging all parts of society and to enhance multiple benefits for both humans and nature at the IUCN World Congress.
A WP5 report was presented at the Policy Business Forum 19th April 2021. Three NBS financing models emerged: private, blended and public. They summarise some key messages of the workshop.
A meeting and site visit to the NBS project Erill la Vall gully in Catalunya, Spain with PHUSICOS partners, promoters of the project and local experts took place in late July.
The visit aimed to analyse the extent of problems such as erosion and rock falls affecting the road at both sites, as well as to assess how the nature based solutions will work, as well as discussing other possible technical solutions.
PHUSICOS-VR takes you across Europe to show how different nature-based solutions work to mitigate natural hazards, including floods, agricultural run-off, rock falls and avalanches.
The Concept Case at the Kaunertal Valley is testing mixtures to stabilize alpine slopes and reduce erosion that is intensified by rapid glacier retreat and extreme precipitation events. See video.
Nature-based solutions are making news at the Massacciuccoli Lake demonstration case study site in the Serchio River Basin, with headlines like “Green buffers for the health of Massacciucoli’s water”.
Farrokh Nadim led the virtual session “NBS: Balancing risk and societal benefits” at the “URF 2020”. A link to this recorded session can be found under “Publication/Results/ Presentations-videos on this web-site.