NBS4WATER: new CAESCG project

This week we had the meeting to coordinate the work of NBS4WATER, a new project on "Nature-based solutions for resilient management of the hydrological cycle in mountain areas: traditional water management systems of Sierra Nevada", the project in which we intend to characterize and enhance the value of irrigation ditches of Sierra Nevada as nature-based solutions to climate change, granted by the Autonomous Agency of National Parks (OAPN). The project is a great challenge in which researchers from CAESCG-UAL, MEMOLab, Instituto Geológico y Minero de España, UCO, Universidad de San Luis, Universidad de Cartagena, UMA, USGS, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and the Leuphana Universität Lüneburg will participate.

Our objective is to study traditional water management systems from an interdisciplinary perspective (ecology, geography, hydrogeology, history, socioecology), and to do so, we propose to evaluate the impact that these systems, and their forms of governance, have on ecosystems (aquatic and terrestrial) and the hydrological cycle, with the aim of promoting their use as tools to mitigate the effects of climate change on water security and to maintain biodiversity and the provision of ecosystem services in mountain areas.

A great start for this new challenge, where we begin to develop all the ideas we have in mind and organize our first field trips!

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