Nature’s integration in cities’ hydrologies, ecologies and societies
NICHES aims to become a reference for nature-based transformations of urban social-ecological-technical water systems. Through the development of holistic scientific approaches considering multifunctionality, resilience and justice, NICHES will contribute to more resilient and healthy aquatic landscapes.
NICHES will demonstrate the capacity of nature-based solutions to mitigate stormwater runoff, flooding and sewer overflow events and highlight transformation pathways to deliver this potential. The project will simultaneously enhance social-ecological qualities and ecosystem services at source and in receiving water bodies.