Nature-based solutions: Action for the 21st century

Jan Cassin, John H. Matthews, Elena Lopez-Gunn, Leah L. Bremer, Cheyenne Coxon, Kathleen Dominique, Marta Echavarria, Gena Gammie, Roxane Marchal, Alex Mauroner, Naabia Ofosu-Amaah, Denielle M. Perry, Eleanor Sterling, Ingrid Timboe, Paula Vandergert, Kari Vigerstol, Sophie Trémolet

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The contributors to this volume have approached nature-based solutions (NBS) from many different angles. Our collective experience with NBS includes applied research but primarily comprises practical experience supporting, developing, and implementing NBS policies and guidance for governments and businesses; advising local to international entities on NBS including on developing enabling regulatory frameworks; helping assess and develop new funding and financing instruments; developing science-based tools for planning and designing NBS interventions; and collaborating with communities and local nongovernmental organizations in planning and implementing on-the-ground projects. From this diversity of perspectives and experience, we have reflected on “what is next” for NBS, the potential pitfalls to avoid, and the opportunities that can lead to mainstreaming NBS for water security.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNature-Based Solutions and Water Security
Subtitle of host publicationAn Action Agenda for the 21st Century
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780128198711
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021


  • Ecosystem-based adaptation
  • Nature-based solutions
  • Water crisis
  • Water security

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science


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