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UNaLab project partner Laura Wendling, Senior Scientist at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, wrote an article for the Finnish Civil Engineering association’s magazine Rakennustekniikka, under the topic Managing Urban Water in a Changing Climate. The article focuses on the problem of urban stormwater runoff, that is expected to increase in the future due to increasingly intense and frequent heavy precipitation events as a result of climate change. Wendling introduces the reader to the concept of nature-based solutions (NBS) and how they can offer a sustai
Wetlands are areas of land that, due to their position in the landscape, are periodically or continuously wet throughout the year. They form in response to wet conditions and serve to control water flows, as well as to improve or maintain water quality. Critical ecosystem services provided by wetlands include: Protection and improvement of water quality Regulation of water flows – storage of floodwaters and maintenance of water flow during dry periods Provision of habitat for fish and wildlife Wetlands also provide recreational and educational opportunities for people of all

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 730052 Topic: SCC-2-2016-2017: Smart Cities and Communities Nature based solutions