Evidence based assessment of NWRM for sustainable water management

Project Details


EviBAN project combines application of nature-based solutions (NBS) to support sustainable management of water resources and mitigate against negative impacts of climate change, anthropogenic activities and societal change. Results are integrated from diverse case studies focusing on natural water retention measures (NWRM), including managed aquifer recharge (MAR), grey-green solutions of stormwater management, and soil aquifer treatment (SAT). The project compiles technical assessment tools of NBSs in a toolbox for adaptive water management and outreaches to wider evaluation of benefits and co-benefits using a social-ecological system perspective, which is realised as an integrated sustainability assessment. The case study in Finland focuses on engineered stormwater management solutions, with extension to geochemical modelling and assessment of solution performance under changing climate. The Finnish site complements the NBS studies in Norway, France, and South Africa.
Effective start/end date01/04/201931/12/2022

Collaborative partners

  • Aalto University (lead)
  • Antea Group (Joint applicant)
  • ImaGeau (Joint applicant)
  • SINTEF (Joint applicant)
  • Stellenbosch University (Joint applicant)
  • Bureau de recherches géologiques et minières (Joint applicant)
  • Suomen Akatemia (Project partner)
  • Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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