OPERANDUM - OPEn-air laboRAtories for Nature baseD solUtions to Manage environmental risks

Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 776848


OPERANDUM will deliver 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.

Extreme weather events as a result of climate change are having a high impact in European territories and are of global concern. Nature-based approaches can offer sustainable solutions to cope with climate change mitigation and adaptation challenges. However, the employment of nature-based solutions (NBS) for the mitigation of hydro-meteorological phenomena is not adequately demonstrated and still uncoordinated at the European level. Therefore, it is not reaching its full potential. This is where the OPERANDUM project comes in.

OPERANDUM will provide evidence for the usability of NBS, best practices for their design, replication and scalability. It has the following objectives:

  • Integrate knowledge about NBS efficacy against hydro-meteorological risks
  • Strengthen technology innovation in the area of NBS
  • Improvement of acceptance of NBS based implementation
  • Enhancement of market demand and increase of competitiveness of NBS
  • Strengthening the adoption of NBS in national policies


Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna

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