OPERANDUM delivered tools and methods for the demonstration and market uptake of Nature-Based Solutions to reduce hydro-meteorological risks. Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) are solutions that are inspired and supported by nature. These solutions provide environmental, social and economic benefits and help build resilience by bringing natural features into cities and landscapes.

In the OPERANDUM project, site-specific and innovative NBS were co-designed, co-developed, deployed, tested and demonstrated with partners and local stakeholders in open-air laboratories. These open-air laboratories (OALs) are natural and rural Living Labs that cover a wide range of hazards with different climate projections, land use and socio-economic characteristics.

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Work packages

The OPERANDUM project consisted of 11 diverse and interacting work packages. The OPERANDUM project was coordinated by UNIBO and the coordinator was Prof. Silvana Di Sabatino, Associate Professor of Atmospheric Physics at the University of Bologna.

The project

OPERANDUM delivered the tools and methods for the validation of Nature-Based Solutions in order to enhance resilience in European rural and natural territories by reducing hydro-meteorological risks. OPERANDUM’s ambition was to address and overcome barriers for the implementation of NBS through the construction of 10 Open-Air Laboratories (OALs).

GeoIKP platform

In the Geospatial Information Knowledge platform, or GeoIKP, you can look for sustainable ways to reduce the risks of events like flooding, heatwaves or landslides. As part of our initiative, we have created the Nature-Based Solutions toolkit, or NBS toolkit, a platform that will help you identify which NBS are helpful for your area and provide you with a list of helpful resources to get started!


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