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


NATMed aims to provide a robust empirical evidence of the optimization of the water-related ES and the water-dependent ES through the development, application and validation of Full Water Cycle-NbS. The project will achieve the adaptive management and governance of water resources empowering stakeholders and local communities at the Mediterranean Sea Basin level by means of community participation and collaborative processes.

WP1 is devoted to develop a wide diagnosis of Case Studies sites, including ES and their relation with water infrastructures and water restoration actions, a deep analysis of the water NbS framework in order to co-design FWC-NbS and establish the implementation strategy, also including non-technical factors as cultural socioeconomic through the co-creation processes.

The use of collaborative processes will be strongly embedded in order to generate a robust engagement for the 5 Cases Studies in WP2, which will be focused on planning the specific FWC-NbS actions following schemes based on the co-creation processes but integrating specificities in order to manage properly the foreseen FWC-NbS implementation. Each FWC-NbS intervention will be led by partners directly related to implementation sites and their local authorities in order to get a comprehensive management of actions in the Cases Studies sites.

WP3 aims to establish the assessment framework and the monitoring actions of the project, mainly through the monitoring plan and data collection activities. Furthermore, WP3 will deliver the assessment of the implemented FWC-NbS to measure their impact in each Case Study.

WP4 will validate the process and operation of FWC-NbS and develop the assets (catalogue, guidelines and tool) to support their implementation beyond the project, providing best practices in governance of water management, social innovation and entrepreneurship, to support stakeholders in the decision-making processes.

WP5 will deploy the MedCoP as a meeting point for stakeholders from different knowledge domains and with different types of expertise. Likewise, this WP aims the deployment of a strong participatory governance plan and clustering action strategy, paying special attention to the scaling-up and replication of the project together with the training activities.

Finally, WP6 addresses the deployment of a strong CDE strategy and WP7 is devoted to coordination actions.