Instituto Catalán de Investigación del Agua Investigación e Innovación para el uso sostenible del agua

RiE4. Freshwater-related ecosystem services & nature-based solutions

Keywords: ecosystem services, human well-being, river restoration, water purification, nature-based solutions, multi-benefit optimization.

Research topics:

  • Assessment of current supply and demand analysis of freshwater-related ecosystem services at the water body (WFD) and river basin scales, and assessing changes of these services under different scenarios, considering both global change and management scenarios.
  • Development of process-based and statistical water quality models to assess the effects of the ecosystem service water purification on selected contaminants.
  • Design of nature-based solutions, such as green walls or river restoration actions for water purification.

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