Due to climate change, in the last decades short-term extreme rainfall events affect the Mediterranean region with higher frequency, damaging geo-hydrological processes and causing casualties. This paper investigates […]
The document summarizes outcomes and evidence from the “Valorization of NBS Projects” initiative. EU research and Innovation projects were scanned for results pertaining to NBS in key areas of policy implementation and development. […]
Also in 2021, RECONECT will participate in the virtual EGU General Assembly (19-30 April 2021), one of the largest and most prominent events in the geoscience field. […]
From 20 to 28 November, the RECONECT consortium virtually met for the 4th General Assembly. […]
Guido Paliaga (CNR-IRPI) introduced RECONECT at the Genoa Smart Week, an important Italian event focusing on innovation, resilience and sustainability. […]
On November 20, an important milestone has been reached in Odense Seden Strand, one of the project demonstrators. The just-opened new dike will not only reduce flood risk in the settlement of Seden Strandby, but will also improve habitats for birds and amphibians at Odense Fjord. […]
A collaborative paper between RECONECT and Phusicos has recently been published for the Sustainability Journal. […]
Online data pools collect the information from NBS case studies, helping scientists and practitioners to learn from previous achievements and mistakes and then to identify drivers and barriers of NBS implementations. […]
A RECONECT national workshop organised by our partner UIBK took place on 16 September in Götzens, Austria, attracting the local community, professionals, scientists and politicians (mayor and municipal council). […]
The RECONECT project coordinator Zoran Vojinovic produced a report for the Publications Office of the European Union named “Nature-based Solutions for Flood Mitigation and Coastal Resilience”. […]
Fieldworks are proceeding in several RECONECT demonstrators, to better design and monitor NBS. A detailed geological survey started in these days by the University of Genoa […]
Our partner Amphi International ApS has started the environmental monitoring in the already implemented NBS of the Aarhus pilot site (Demonstrator B). […]
RECONECT participated in the EGU General Assembly, one of the most important events in the geoscience field, this year online due to the pandemic. […]
The RECONECT research team has published an article on the valuation of vulnerability of Small Island and Developing States (SIDS) in case of hydro-meteorological hazards. […]
It is with our deepest regret to inform the RECONECT partners that our colleague Zvonimir Kocić, executive director at Public Water Management Company “Serbia Waters”, passed away after a short illness on 5th April 2020. […]
In February RECONECT project partner EUROSENSE has executed two survey flights on the Portofino Natural Park (Demonstrator A). […]
In the Mediterranean region, ground effects related to intense rain events often involve terraced slopes that, in some situations, are directly sourced areas of debris/mud flow. […]
The paper discusses how green solutions can be implemented in the context of hydro-meteorological risk reduction in small Mediterranean catchments with a strong tourist vocation. […]
A collaborative article between RECONECT and OPERANDUM is among the most downloaded Environmental Research articles […]
The RECONECT Research Team has published a new article on people’s perception of the effectiveness of Nature-Based Solutions in reducing hydro-meteorological risks. The paper, published for the journal “Water”, conducts a literature review on 102 studies. […]
The RECONECT Research Team, led by project coordinator Zoran Vojinovic, has published a new paper for the journal “Sustainability” on NBS benefits assessment. […]
Alberto Girani, director of the Portofino Park (Demonstrator A) and Professor at the University of Genoa (Italy), dedicated a lesson to RECONECT and Nature-Based Solutions in his academic course on Sustainability Education. […]
The RECONECT Research Team, led by project coordinator Zoran Vojinovic, has published a new article for the journal “Sustainability”. […]
Our Italian partners GISIG, Ente Parco di Portofino and CNR-IRPI (together with University of Genoa – Department of Environmental Sciences) presented RECONECT at the ASITA Conference 2019 (12-14 November, Trieste, Italy), one of the most important Italian events on geomatics. […]
GISIG, Parco di Portofino and Unige Distav represented RECONECT on the first day of the TRIG-Eau Autumn School (6-8 November, Camogli, Italy), dedicated to technicians and projects operating with Green Infrastructures. […]
The RECONECT research team at IHE-Delft has published an article for the journal Science of the Total Environment: the paper “Exploring trade-offs among the multiple benefits of green-blue-grey infrastructure for urban flood mitigation” presents a framework for the selection and comparison of green-blue-grey measures in urban areas. […]
RECONECT Danish partners Amphi, Odense Municipality and Aarhus Municipality participated in the National Conference on Climate Adaptation (23-24 October, Horsens, Denmark). […]
The Phusicos General Assembly took place from 15 to 17 October 2019 in Lucca (Italy). Phusicos, one of the “sister projects” of RECONECT, aims to demonstrate that Nature-Based Solutions can reduce hydro-meteorological risks in rural and mountain landscapes. […]
On 9th October 2019, the RECONECT partner NCKU organised an event on Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) in Taipei, Taiwan. The event entitled “Forum on NBS applications in Taiwan – EU experiences” was hosted by the Water Resources Agency (WRA) of Taiwan, which is the main authority responsible for the management of all water bodies in Taiwan. [...]
The Third General Assembly of RECONECT took place in Nice (France) from 30 September to 2 October, organized by the local partner UNS (University of Nice Sophia Antipolis). The meeting summarized the first year of the project (started in September 2018) and set the plans for future activities. […]
Zoran Vojinovic, RECONECT project coordinator, wrote a joint paper with the members of OPERANDUM, a sister Horizon 2020 project on Nature-Based Solutions. […]
On 24, 25 and 26 September 2019 the European Commission organised the EU Research and Innovation Days in Brussels. The event gathered Europe’s best researchers, scientists, innovators and policy makers. […]
Seden Strand, Odense, and Greater Aarhus (respectively Demonstrators A and B of the RECONECT project, both located in Denmark) on 26 and 27 August were visited by some stakeholders and project partners, coordinated by Tauw. […]
The RECONECT research team at IHE Delft led by Zoran Vojinovic has published an interesting article in the Journal of Environmental Management. […]
RECONECT is part of the EU Task Force on Nature-Based Solutions for hydro-meteorological risk reduction! The task force, representing four Horizon 2020 projects (RECONECT, OPERANDUM, PHUSICOS and NAIAD), is our joint answer to the global call for the NBS work stream of the Climate Action Summit 2019. […]
Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) opens a PhD position for WOODY, a new project that will study the use of woody vegetation in Nature-Based Flood Defences to enhance flood safety.
Nils van der Vliet is the first student to graduate (cum laude) within the RECONECT project, guided by the University of Delft and Tauw on the RECONECT pilot Demonstrator B case ‘Room for the river: de Ijssel’.
DTU (Technical University of Denmark) offers a PhD scholarship in Quantitative Assessment of Human Benefits of Nature Based Solutions. The candidate will become part of the DTU Environment team, working mostly on the RECONECT project.
On 30 May 2019, in the framework of the Annual Meeting of the chief safety and mobilisation officials from the Region of Varna (Bulgaria), the Regional Administration of Varna carried out a practical exercise with key stakeholders on design and implementation of Nature Based Solutions.
ECCA 2019, an important biennial event on Climate Change Adaptation convened by projects funded by the Horizon 2020 Programme, will also see the participation of some of our partners.
The Second Project Committee Meeting of RECONECT took place in Zwolle (NL) from 8th to 10th May 2019, organized by the local partners IHE-Delft and TAUW. After the kick-off in Portofino (IT) of last September, the meeting in Zwolle was a real cornerstone for the project and the planning of future activities.
Laddaporn Ruangpan and Zoran Vojinovic (IHE Delft) wrote a joint paper on Nature Based Solutions with members of other European Commission projects on NBS (OPERANDUM, Phusicos and Naiad). The scientific paper “Nature-Based Solutions for hydro-meteorological risk reduction: A state-of-the-art review of the research area” is now under discussion for the important journal Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences (NHESS).
RECONECT was at the EGU 2019 General Assembly in Vienna, one of the most important events in the geoscience field! Guido Paliaga from CNR-IRPI (Italy) presented a poster (authors: Paliaga, Faccini, Luino, Turconi, Tarolli) on terraced landscape in the Portofino Natural Park, RECONECT Demonstrator A.
The NAIAD project General Assembly Meeting took place from 21st to 23rd January 2019 in Ljubljana (Slovenia). The event consisted of internal meetings between sister project Coordinators and the European Commission (EC), as well as of other meetings, all aiming at enhancing cooperation activities with similar EC projects in relation to Nature Based Solutions (NBS).
On 27th and 28th of November a first ICT meeting on the RECONECT Platform of Services is held in Apeldoorn (NL), at the premises of the partner Inter Act industrial automation B.V. The meeting is organized in the framework of Work Package 3 “co-evaluation and validation”.
GISIG, Portofino Park Authority and CNR-IRPI are the organizers of the RECONECT Kick-Off meeting, that is held on 26-27-28 September 2018 in the wonderful frame of Portofino. Project partners, EC officers and main local and international stakeholders take part in this launch event of the project.