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

December 11, 2019
This is the second in a two-part webinar series where we will illustrate and discuss the fundamentals behind disinfection and advanced oxidation processes (appl...
December 10, 2019
Showcasing water utility experiences and sharing knowledge will support effective policy-making and regulation to accelerate the adoption of NBS in water manage...
December 9, 2019
Recounting the experiences shared by my colleagues from the Young Water Professionals community about the 2017 World Water And Development Congress & Exhib...
12 Mar - 14 Mar 2020 Australia/Brisbane
12/03/2020 12:00:00 14 Mar 2020 18:00:00 Europe/London AWA/IWA Australia-New Zealand Young Water Professionals Conference 2020 IWA Event Brisbane - Australia International Water Association
December 4, 2019
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December 4, 2019
Colombo, Sri Lanka, 4 December 2019. The first World Water Loss Day was marked today with a special event held during the International Water Association’s 20...
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