Nature-Based Solutions for Water Management in the Peri-Urban

NATWIP Outputs

NATWIP aims to connect NBS science with society by enhancing the knowledge of different stakeholders regarding forms and feasibility of nature-based solutions (NBS) for addressing peri-urban water challenges. The stakeholders in focus include: i) researchers, scientists and research organisations dealing with water, environment and development; ii) policy makers; iii) agencies concerned with water, environment and planning; iv) local governments responsible for Ecosystem Services; v) NGOs; vi) companies/industries using or impacting water, as well as supporting NBS interventions variously; vii) general public. In general, NATWIP would help enhance public awareness on water challenges in the peri-urban as well as the importance and scope of their participation in activities concerning sustainable water management through NBS. It would also enhance their awareness about the socio-economic value of nature and eco-systems for human development, in turn sensitizing them and stimulating desirable behavior among masses.

Towards this end, NATWIP continuously communicates with its stakeholders through this website which is a dedicated knowledge exchange platform where information generated over the course of the project are continuously shared. Expected outputs include working reports, research articles, conference presentations and a handbook for practitioners. In addition, popular science publications in the form of ‘photo-stories’ and case study briefs, are also published on this website and shared through social media, primarily targeting ordinary water users, students, local NGOs and civil society forums and citizens at large. 



Review of international experiences on NBS for water in the Peri-Urban 



Nature-Based Solutions for Water Management in Peri-Urban Areas: Barriers and Lessons Learned from Implementation Experiences

From Landfills to Landscapes - Nature-Based Solutions for Water Management taking into account Legacy Contamination 

Guiding restoration of riparian ecosystems degraded by plant invasions: Insights from a complex social-ecological system in the Global South

Framework for Planning and Evaluation of Nature-Based Solutions for Water in Peri-Urban Areas

Evaluating Nature-Based Solutions for Water Management in Peri-Urban Areas

Exploring Alternative Practices in Urban Water Management through the lens of Circular Economy–A case study in the Barcelona Metropolitan Area

Assessing the benefits of Nature-Based Solutions in the Barcelona Metropolitan Area based on Citizen Perceptions



Nature-Based Solutions for Sustainable Water Management in the Peri-Urban: Towards a better understanding of opportunities and constraints in Stockholm County, Sweden - A presentation at the 3rd ESP Europe Conference 2021, Tartu, Estonia

Nature-Based Solutions for Water Sustainability: The Peri-Urban Challenge - Digital session summarizing the research outcomes at the World Water Week, 2021 (organized by Stockholm International Water Institute)



Case Study Brief: Brazil

Case Study Brief: Udaipur, India

Case Study Brief: Bihar, India

Case Study Brief: Norway

Case Study Brief: Dwars River, South Africa

Case Study Brief: Genius of Space, South Africa

Case Study Brief: Spain

Case Study Brief: Årstafältet, Sweden

Case Study Brief: Norrtälje, Sweden


Nature-Based Solutions for Water in the Peri-Urban: A Handbook for Practitioners


Water and Forest Producers for Nature-based Solution: Restoration in Rio Claro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Udaipur Lake System: An Integrated Nature-Based Solution for Water Sustainability in Rajasthan, India

Nature-based Solution as a catalyst for landscape transformation, Norway

Invasive alien tree clearing as a Nature-based Solution: The case of the Wildlands Trust, Dwars River, South Africa

Green Infrastructure as a Nature-based Solution: The case of the Genius of Space Project, Langrug, South Africa

The axis Besòs: The pathway of nature-based solutions for social cohesion, Barcelona, Spain

Blue-Green infrastructure as nature-based solutions in an urbanizing project in Stockholm: The case of Årstafältet, Sweden

Nature-Based Solutions for decentralized greywater treatment in Stockholm Archipelago, Sweden: The case of Norrtälje Municipality