EviBAN kick off meeting in Trondheim May 2019


The recently awarded Water JPI project Evidence based assessment of natural water retention measures for sustainable water management (EviBAN) arranged its kick-off meeting in Trondheim in end of May. The project will have a formalised collaboration with Klima 2050 and during the kick-off meeting the participants from Finland, France, South Africa and Norway visited the Høvringen test site. Klima 2050 Phd-student Vladimir Hamouz hosted the site visit and presented the different solutions currently installed at Høvringen.

The EviBAN project is a 3-year project and will develop new knowledge on how managed aquifer recharge, engineered grey-green solutions for stormwater management and other Nature-Based Solutions can optimally be used to achieve multiple management objectives. The results from EviBAN will be integrated in a toolbox for adaptive water management that will contain performance modelling tools for specific NBS and tools to provide a wider assessment of benefits and co-benefits using a social-ecological system perspective.

The partners in EviBAN are Aalto University and VTT Technical Research Centre from Finland, BRGM, Géo-Hyd and ImaGeau from France, Stellenbosch University Water Institute from South Africa, and, SINTEF from Norway.