(Summer) Internship: Economic assessment of Nature-based Solutions

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Retention and reuse of stormwater in urban areas are key concepts for climate proof cities. Field Factors develops nature-based solutions (NBS) to collect, treat and store stormwater surpluses locally for later use. Our Bluebloqs biofiltration system ensures high water quality and turns rain into a reliable source of fresh water for various urban applications.

The first Bluebloqs biofiltration system has been build near the Sparta stadium in Rotterdam in June 2018. The system in Rotterdam is used as one of 9 case-studies in the European H2020 research project NAIAD. In this research we perform an economic assessment of NBS for urban water management and develop new business models that could support the upscaling of these NBS. 

Key activities:

  • Determine value of co-benefits of NBS for urban water management

  • Perform LCC and cost-benefit analysis of NBS for urban water management. 

  • Develop innovative business models to support the uptake of Bluebloqs and other NBS throughout Europe. 

    Develop scenarios to compare NBS with alternative strategies. 


  • are a student looking for an internship;

  • have affinity with finance/economics, are business oriented and keen to contribute to the creation of sustainable cities;

  • have a research-driven approach and are able to take a socio-economic perspective on technical innovations;

  • are fluent in English and/or Dutch;

  • are available 3-5 days per week in the summer, starting from July 2019. 

What we offer you:

We are a small, but growing, multidisciplinary team. At Field Factors, you will work in an open, creative and professional context, with room for you to take responsibilities and gain experience in an international research project and a unique opportunity to enjoy working at a fast-moving start-up. We offer internship allowance. Extension of the internship can be discussed. 

Looks like a nice challenge? We would like to hear from you.

Send your motivation and CV to Kieran Dartée: kieran@fieldfactors.com 

Or call 015 2024 020 for more information.