Nature-Based Solutions: Technology Portfolio

  • Sean O’Hogain
  • Liam McCarton


This chapter collates best National and International Practice through a series of case studies. These case studies are based on demonstration projects carried out by the members of NatureWat. The NatureWat knowledge base consists of a wide range of tools, demonstration sites, case studies and examples. These demonstration plants are tactile and easily accessible in terms of access to the plant and its environs but also in access to the technology used and the scientific and engineering principles underlying the technology. The tools developed include methods, concepts and strategies that can be used in the different project phases and design steps. Together, the example cases form a technology portfolio of NBS. The concept of NatureWat is to increase the knowledge base continuously and enhance the concept of NBS by constantly evaluating the effectiveness across a variety of applications. The case studies are summarised in terms of water sources, contaminants, removal mechanisms and resource recovery potential as well as considering reuse applications.


Living Labs Nature Based Solutions Technology Portfolio 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sean O’Hogain
    • 1
  • Liam McCarton
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Civil & Structural EngineeringDublin Institute of TechnologyDublinIreland

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