Creating Resilient River Systems by Mainstreaming and Upscaling Nature-based Solutions
Resilient River or ‘ResiRiver’ for short, is a project focusing on the creation of Resilient River Systems through mainstreaming and upscaling of Nature-based Solutions (NbS). In North-West Europe (NWE), river systems are facing significant challenges due to climate change, leading to severe floods and droughts that greatly impact biodiversity and economic sectors such as shipping, agriculture, and recreation.
Nature-based Solutions (NbS) have proven to be a sustainable approach for mitigating these threats while enhancing the climate resilience of riverine systems. They contribute to the EU's ambition of creating a Blue Economy and promote climate resilience while providing benefits for human well-being and biodiversity.
However, the widespread implementation (mainstreaming) and large-scale application (upscaling) of NbS in riverine systems have not yet become common practice. The ResiRiver project (short for Resilient River) aims to establish a solid base of NbS that will accelerate mainstreaming by gathering, transferring, and synthesizing knowledge and experiences from full-scale NbS pilot projects.