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The effectiveness of NBS to reduce pluvial flooding risks in Eindhoven

Like many other cities, Eindhoven suffered from urban expansion that was not accompanied by adequate upgrades to sewer and storm water networks. This has led to an increase in urban flooding, consequential property and infrastructure damage and associated costs. To counter this, the Eindhoven municipality has developed various near future and future adaptation measures that foresee the implementation of certain NBS to reduce pluvial flooding.

NBS performance monitoring in the front-runner cities

Year 2019 marked the advancement and near finalisation of NBS planning and construction in the UNaLab front-runner cities. During the latter half of 2019, the cities have been working with the project’s technical partners to identify a suite of relevant key performance indicators (KPIs) that will provide essential information about the performance and impact of the NBS being implemented.

Two follower cities’ reflections on UNaLab

The first years of the UNaLab project have been filled with activities for the follower cities, with the series of local workshops connected to the roadmapping process being the most important part. The cities of Stavanger and Prague have reflected on their respective journeys so far in the project, and share their expectations and plans for the next half of the project.

Land reclamation works have started in the Gavoglio park

The coastal city of Genova is addressing challenges connected to climate change and shifts in socio-economic trends by reshaping a former military barrack through the deployment of co-created nature-based solutions (NBS) within the UNaLab project.

Living Labbers webinar series

The Living Labbers webinar series has been running since spring 2019 and will continue to run throughout 2020. This webinar series presents the urban living lab framework by highlighting experiences from living labs around the globe as well as from the UNaLab cities.

Call for Papers Open for the 2nd International Conference on Water, Megacities and Global Change

The 2nd International Conference on “Water, Megacities and Global Change” (EauMega 2020), will take place between 1-4 December 2020 at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, to bring together scientists, operators, policy makers and civil society to address water security and global challenges in Megacities. The call for papers is currently open.