Water JPI Joint Call (Step2) - 2018 Joint Call: Closing the Water Cycle Gap - Sustainable Management of Water Resources (Step2)

To ally technology, nature and society for integrated urban water management – ATeNaS

Submission summary

ATeNaS aims to contribute to the evidence of nature-based solutions in cities for increasing urban climate and water resilience, and to building a critical mass of human and social capital for nature stewardship that allows NBS.
ATeNaS partnership is to capitalize on achievements of RDI actions financed by European Union and applied worldwide. It will review the experiences coming from NBS implementations, confront them with local physical, economic, and social realms of living labs in Poland, Finland and France, make them an attraction point for decision makers, business and citizens, and empower co-creation process in integrative NBS implementation.

To give space to NBS in urban planning, ATeNaS has ambition to: To create overview, select, and suggest re-design of NBS able to address two aspects of water gap – quantity and quality - in the context of city gradients (reflecting density of population and infrastructure); To develop scenarios for implementation of NBS in partner demonstration sites, based on running pilot projects, and modelling their effect based on upscaling, diversification and replication; To secure the continuation of the approach beyond ATeNaS lifetime by identifying, supporting and increasing the capacity of local leaders in mutual learning process.

Project coordination

Kinga Krauze (Euroepan Regional Centre for Ecohydrology PAS)

The author of this summary is the project coordinator, who is responsible for the content of this summary. The ANR declines any responsibility as for its contents.


IRSTEA National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture
FPP Enviro FPP Enviro
SYKE Finnish Environmental Institute
ERCE PAS Euroepan Regional Centre for Ecohydrology PAS

Help of the ANR 80,292 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: April 2019 - 36 Months

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