Nature-based Solutions on existing infrastructures for resilient Water Management in the Mediterranean

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Fundación Cartif (CAR)

Spain

CARTIF is a leading private non-profit foundation Research Centre. Its main goals are to identify technology needs and develop R&D-based knowledge, to support technological innovation in industry and to disseminate R&D and innovation results. CARTIF is distributed in 3 technical divisions: Energy, Agrifood & Processes and Industrial & Digital Systems Division. CARTIF, as a coordinator of NATMed project, provides support to all the partners in all WPs and collaboration in NbS development in FWC-NbS 1. Is also the Leader of WP1 and WP7.

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Agencia de Medio Ambiente y Agua de Andalucía (AMAYA)

Spain

AMAYA is the instrumental entity dependent on the Andalusian Regional Ministries of Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Development and of Sustainability, Environment and Blue Economy, for the implementation of policies on the environment, water, sustainable development and territory according to the programmatic lines established in the Andalusian and European strategies. Performs various functions and tasks aimed at the protection, conservation, regeneration and improvement of the environment and water. WP2 leader for Case Studies implementation as well as responsible and coordinating the successful deployment of all activities in the Spanish Case Study.

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Social Climate S. Coop. And. (SC)

Spain

Social Climate is a cooperative, set up in Spain, and committed to driving climate action based on science and social justice; through social innovation, Nature-based Solutions (NbS), economic localization, responsible tourism, and international cooperation; via consulting, training, capacity building, facilitation, and project development, management, and evaluation services. Social Climate leads WP4, according to its expertise on NbS and its standard. Moreover, it’s in charge of task 2.1 of WP2 aligned with its expertise on participatory governance and co-design activities.

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TERO Single Member PC (TERO)

Greece

TERO is a research and development consultancy, offering a combination of expertise in business and technology. Its services span the full life cycle of a project, from conceptualization and strategic planning to project implementation and intellectual property rights management. Since 2004 has participated in more than 100 projects all around Europe and beyond and has specialised expertise in the fields of collective intelligence platforms, decision support systems, gis, location- based services etc. Leader of WP6 in relation to Dissemination, Communication & Exploitation. Moreover, Tero will also support the activities of the Greek case study run by KEPE.

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Environmental Centre of Western Macedonia (KEPE)

Greece

Environmental Center (KEPE) operates as a Regional Enterprise of Western Macedonia Region which is the Strategic Consultant of the Regional Government of Western Macedonia regarding environmental issues and sustainable development policies. KEPE scope is the enhancement of the environmental quality in the Region of Western Macedonia. Environmental Centre will actively participate in all WP’s and core actions of the NATMed. Additionally, will be responsible for implementing the Greek NBS case study at Chimaditida lake at the R.U of Florina.

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Università degli Studi di Sassari (UNISS)

Italy

UNISS is an interdepartmental Centre of the University of Sassari officially established in 2000 that promotes multidisciplinary research, networking, dissemination, awareness raising, stakeholder engagement, training and capacity building programs and development cooperation on desertification and sustainable land and water resources management in the Mediterranean region and around the world. Responsible for the implementation of the research activities related to the Forested Infiltration Area (FIA) system in the Arborea case study (Italy) in WP2. It will actively participate in almost all the WPs and core actions of NATMed.

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De Surdurulebilir Enerji Ve Insaat Sanayi Ticaret Limited Sirketi (DEM)

Turkey

Demir Enerji is active in “Sustainability Consultancy” sector in Turkey and in Europe since 2011, working with clients in achieving sustainability goals by providing solutions on climate change strategies, carbon management and decarbonization, effective and sustainable use of renewable energy, sustainable building design and certification, energy efficiency and energy management. Leader of NATMed WP5 for replicability and clustering activities for local key stakeholders, augmented by co-design of local to regional governance processes. It is also responsible and coordinating the successful deployment of all activities in the demosite.

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Ege University (EGE)

Turkey

Ege University, the fourth founded university of Turkey, is established on May 20th, 1955. The first two faculties of Ege University are Faculty of Agriculture and Faculty of Medicine. By the year 2022 includes 17 Faculties, 9 Institutes, 4 Graduate Schools, 1 State Conservatory of Turkish Music, 10 Vocational Schools, 6 Rectorate Units, 37 Application and Research Centres. EGE will take part in almost all work packages, especially in Turkish demosite (WP2) with different technologies and training activities (T5.5).

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Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH)

Turkey

IZTECH is the only institute of technology in Turkey, established in 1992, with a focus on graduate education. IZTECH mission is to carry out advanced research, education and production as well as publication and consultation in the field of science and technology. Leader of WP3 ‘Monitoring and Evaluation’ and mainly responsible for establishing a common framework to monitoring and assessing the impact of the FWC-NbS implementation in each Case Study. Besides, IZTECH will lead Bozcaada case study including design and implementation of FWC-NbS 4 and lead the creation of NATMed decision-making tool of Task 4.3.

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SBNCLIMA SL (SBNCLIMA)

Spain

SBNCLIMA is a Spanish social enterprise that facilitates the design, evaluation and continuous improvement of Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) to build resilience to climate impacts and inclusive economic opportunities for local communities; by applying the IUCN Global Standard for NBS whose professional certification we hold. In collaboration with Social Climate, SBNCLIMA will co-lead WP4, thanks to its experience with NBS and the IUCN Global Standard. Moreover, it will be in charge of task 2.1 of WP2, leveraging its expertise on participatory governance and co-creation of NBS, and will support subtask 2.2.2 analyzing Spanish case studies.

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Scientific and technical research centre for Arid Regions (CRSTRA)

Algeria

CRSTRA is a public institution of a scientific and technical nature (EPST). Aims to carry out scientific and technical research programs on arid regions and/or regions threatened with drought or desertification; to undertake and/or participate in any multidisciplinary research on Arid Zones; to participate in any research aimed at understanding and fighting against human vulnerability to environmental changes. CRSTRA is in charge of the case study and FWC-NbS in Algeria.

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Municipality of Bozcaada (BOZ)

Turkey

Bozcaada Municipality is a governmental organization that district covers the Bozcaada Island and a total of 17 islets around the main island. Bozcaada with an exciting team focused on the target until 2024: To be a transparent, sharing, friendly and smiling Municipality that will make it a unique city where all the urban needs of its local people and guests are met. Involvement in FWC-NbS in Turkey and support to the development of the project.

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