NICE - INNOVATIVE AND ENHANCED NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE URBAN WATER CYCLE
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The overall objective of NICE is to widen the availability of enhanced Natural Based Solutions (NBS) to provide circular urban water solutions. NICE will provide key knowledge for the design and implementation of NBS, closing urban water loops. Solutions will make available reusable water for different purposes, in addition to mitigating pollution and runoff and constituting an attractive and integral part of the urban landscape. NICE strategy will be based on the comprehensive study of existing NBS together with the R&D at lab and Urban Real Labs (URLs - Vigo, Talavera, Cairo, Bordeaux, Ostrava) of 5 innovative NBS covering the urban water cycle (wastewater, greywater, river basins, stormwater & Combined Sewer Overflow): green walls, vegetated roof tops, rain gardens, reed bed filters and hybrid subsurface wetlands. These NBS will be enhanced with bioaugmentation strategies, adsorbent materials, innovative media, design and plants. The overall approach encompasses the integration of research, citizens, policy and the economic sector to provide the knowledge base for the integration of the NBS in the real context, covering technical, geographic, social, economic and cultural variety: • Enable the scaling up NBS across EU by development of guidelines, standards and methodologies. A deep review of the existing innovative urban NBS in EU and beyond as well as the creation and implementation of URLs will be carried out. • New business and investment models to maximize the co-effectiveness and co-benefits for the environment, economy and society in urban landscapes of the development and deploy of NBS solutions. • Identify obstacles, barriers and opportunities for the current regulatory framework to support the integration of the NBS in the urban landscape and the use of the effluents for reuse in different uses. • Raising citizen´s awareness and engagement by involving local citizens, authorities, other NBS projects, etc. in the cocreation of the URLs.
- Fulvio Boano. (Responsabile Scientifico)
- FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION - Coordinator
- POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Sustainable Development Goals
|Total cost:||€ 4,996,342.00|
|Total contribution:||€ 4,996,342.00|
|PoliTo total cost:||€ 139,062.50|
|PoliTo contribution:||€ 139,062.50|
Project website link.
Poliflash article of 3/11/2021.
Articolo Poliflash del 17/03/2021.