Project duration:

2018 - 2023

Regenerating Ecosystems with Nature-based Solutions for Hydro-meteorological Risk Reduction

In an era of Europe’s natural capital being under increased cumulative pressure, RECONECT (Regenerating ECOsystems with Nature-based solutions for hydro-meteorological risk rEduCTion) will stimulate a new culture of co-creation of ‘land use planning’ that links the reduction of hydro-meteorological risk with local and regional development objectives in a sustainable and financially viable way.


RECONECT aims to rapidly enhance the European reference framework on Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) for hydro-meteorological risk reduction by demonstrating, referencing, upscaling and exploiting large-scale NBS in rural and natural areas.


To do that, RECONECT draws upon a network of carefully selected Demonstrators and Collaborators that cover a wide and diverse range of local conditions, geographic characteristics, institutional/governance structures and social/cultural settings to successfully upscale NBS throughout Europe and Internationally.


To achieve these ambitious goals, the RECONECT consortium brings together an unprecedented transdisciplinary partnership of researchers, industrial partners (SMEs and large consultancies) and authorities/agencies at local and watershed/regional level fully dedicated to achieve the desired outcomes of the project.


Latest News:

RECONECT Newsletter – September 2019

Making the business case for Nature-Based Solutions

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Combining interests through Nature-Based Solutions in Odense, Denmark

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Preserving natural and cultural heritage – NBS against flash floods in Portofino, Italy

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RECONECT receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 776866.


Latest Updates

29 Jan - 29 Jan 2020 India/New Delhi
29/01/2020 12:00:00 29 Jan 2020 18:00:00 Europe/London World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) 2020 IWA Event New Delhi - India International Water Association
08 Dec - 10 Dec 2020 Thailand/Phuket
08/12/2020 12:00:00 10 Dec 2020 18:00:00 Europe/London IWA Biofilms 2020 Conference: Processes in Biofilms: Fundamentals to Applications IWA Event Phuket - Thailand International Water Association
15 Apr - 17 Apr 2020 United Kingdom/Cardiff
15/04/2020 12:00:00 17 Apr 2020 18:00:00 Europe/London IWA YWP UK Conference Cardiff 2020 IWA Event Cardiff - United Kingdom International Water Association
January 9, 2020
Drying is a key process for the treatment and reuse of faecal sludge, but it has demonstrated to be challenging to put into practice with several technological ...
January 9, 2020
Showcasing water utility experiences and sharing knowledge will support effective policy-making and regulation to accelerate the adoption of NBS in water manage...
Corinne Trommsdorff
Cities of the Future, Engagement Manager & Deputy to Operations Director