What’s Nature4Water?

Nature4Water aims at creating a network of individuals and organizations from all over the world committed to integrating Nature-based Solutions into policies and decision-making, developing tools for the sustainable development of NbS and raising awareness on the importance of NbS for land planning, climate change mitigation and adaptation, risk reduction and water resource management, whilst providing benefits for human well-being and biodiversity.

Nature-based solutions (NbS) are defined by IUCN as

actions to protect, sustainably manage, and restore natural or modified ecosystems, that address societal challenges effectively and adaptively, simultaneously providing human well-being and biodiversity benefits.

The International Declaration on Nature-based Solutions for Water Management under Climate Change serves as a foundation for the Nature4Water movement. This Declaration was launched at the 23rd United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23) in Bonn (Germany) in November 2017 by the French Water Partnership (FWP) and the Global Alliances on Water and Climate (GAfWaC).

The International declaration

We, representatives of governments, international and national organizations, donors, national and transboundary basin organizations, local authorities, civil society and companies, research organizations, support the integration of Nature-based Solutions into the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action.

Climate change is already affecting and will increasingly affect natural resources, especially water resources and aquatic ecosystems. In many countries, the number and intensity of extreme weather events such as hurricanes, floods and droughts is increasing, and the sea level is rising, threatening territories, economic and social development as well as the environment.

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Join the movement!

Sign the declaration and join
the global movement for nature-based solutions for water

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    about Nature-based Solutions projects around the world!
    In the meantime, take a look at our resources

    Creating the Nature4Water platform was made possible thanks to the Seine Normandy Water Agency and the French Biodiversity Agency.

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