Nature Based Solutions for Water and Land Management

Cranfield University Nature based solutions

Target Audience

The course is open to delegates from a variety of backgrounds, including environmental scientists, biologists, civil and environmental engineers, and those interested in using ecological principles to solve environmental challenges in urban and rural settings.


This short course will illustrate how nature based solutions can contribute to deliver sustainable land and water management. You will acquire the skills to identify, evaluate, and perform feasibility designs of different nature-based water management approaches and technologies in urban and rural environments.

Learning Objectives

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

– Describe, contextualise and explain nature based solutions to technical and non-technical audiences,
– Quantify benefits from an economic, social and environmental standpoint,
– Recognise best practice and identify current limitations of nature based solutions,
– Conduct feasibility design and identify trade-offs of key nature based solutions examples.