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.
“Stakeholder Mapping to Co-Create Nature-Based Solutions: Who Is on Board?” is published in the journal Sustainability. A strategic framework to achieve higher implementation efficiency is presented.
The journal “Environmental Sciences Proceedings” has an article on the Isar River Basin concept case which highlights the preliminary application of the assessment framework tool developed in Phusicos.
The moderators Dr. Aude Zingraff-Hamed, Dr. Gerd Lupp and Martina van Lierop warmly welcomed the twenty participants from around the world to the PHUSICOS Webinar on 7th September.
Focus will be on learning about Nature Based Solutions in mountain areas. The training program will consist of inspirational discussions, independent project work on case sites, and virtual lectures.
There is poor application of NBS policies in the disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation sectors. What changes are needed to help catalyse policy adoption and innovation for NBS?
The NBS measure to be implemented at the Jorekstad site in Gudbrandsdalen, Norway will be the field site for a student from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)