NAIAD: Mainstreaming Nature Based Solutions



R&I in EU

22 partners



NBS to be applied

Business models

Project outputs

Operationalising the insurance value of ecosystems

NAIAD is a H2020 project which examines how the insurance value of ecosystems for water related risk mitigation can be deployed. This is executed by developing and testing concepts, financial instruments and applications on 9 case studies across Europe, within the framework of Nature Based Solutions (NBS). 

The aim is to propose NBS as technically sound and financially viable option for investors at local and regional level, and especially for the insurance sector.


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Identifying stakes, risks and nature based solutions.

Focusing on specific casestudies in Rotterdam, technical and regulatory frameworks for risk management and the role of insurance will be identified, seeking to the give insights into the feasibility of applying small-scale green infrastructure systems as a sustainable measure for urban water management. The description of stakes and relative risks s confirmed through the elaboration of relevant local stakeholders. 

Understanding the socio-economic value and effects on pluvial flooding and periods of drought.
— How might we upscale the implementation of green infrastuctures


NBS scenarios to reduce the risk of floods and drought.

Design scenarios of green infrastructure will be compared with traditional grey infrastuctures.



New business models on the insurance value of ecosystems.


Strategies for adopting NBS in risk management. 


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