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Is Soil and Water Bioengineering an NBS?

The review paper that explores similarities and differences on Soil and Water Bioengineering (SWB) and Nature-based Solutions (NBS) has been published in the journal “Ecological Engineering”. The work was started from the need to have a structured comparison of SWB and NBS, much needed to highlight that SWB are amenable to the concept of NBS in the context of climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction (DRR). This is not only important to understand overlaps, but also when definitions are linked to legislations and funding mechanisms.

Recent innovations in LaRiMiT - Landslide Risk mitigation toolbox – Extension of the database including also Nature-based solutions

The recent article "Recent innovations in the LaRiMiT risk mitigation tool: implementing a novel methodology for expert scoring and extending the database to include nature-based solutions", was published on the journal Landslides and presents innovations implemented in the LaRiMiT (Landslide Risk Mitigation Toolbox) webtool. These include an innovative methodology for utilising experts’ scoring of landslide risk mitigation he article "Recent innovations in the LaRiMiT risk mitigation tool: implementing a novel methodology for expert scoring and extending the database to include nature-based solutions", has been published on the journal Landslides and presents innovations implemented in the LaRiMiT (Landslide Risk Mitigation Toolbox) webtool. These include an innovative methodology for utilising experts’ scoring of landslide risk mitigation measures directly within the decision support tool, and updating of the tool’s database over structural measures to include many nature based solutions (NBS) for landslide risk mitigation.

Tracing hotspots of soil erosion in high mountain environments: how forensic science based on plant eDNA can lead the way. An opinion.

An opinion paper that explores the combination of geographical and biological sciences to guide ecological restoration has been published in the journal “Plant & Soil". The work explores the use of plant-based eDNA fingerprinting of sediments as a tool to identify hotspots of soil erosion.

National conference on NBS for climate adaptation - Norway

e conference on nature-based solutions for climate adaptation promoted good examples of nature-based solutions for climate adaptation that are relevant to Norwegian conditions.

The PlaNet experience at LASOSU conference 2021

LASOSU2021, the International Forum on Land Degradation, Soil Conservation and Sustainable Development, 2021, was successfully held as an online conference on 21- 23 August 2021. The conference was a great success, and many cutting-edge topics were touched.

12th ALERT OZ School on ground-vegetation interactions

Great success of the 12th ALERT Olek Zienkiewicz (OZ) School 2021, which this year was held online on 18-20 May 2021. The title of the school was: "Looking into the rhizosphere: the interface between plant science and soil mechanics". More than 80 researchers attended.

2019-2020 Best Doctoral Thesis in Soil-Roots Hydro-Mechanical Interactions

On the 28th of April Alessandro Fraccica will present his PhD thesis on Soil-Root-Hydro-Mechanical Interactions, which has been awarded the prize as Best Doctoral thesis defended in Spain within the field of Geotechnical Engineering

Modelling the Hydro-Mechanical Effects of Several Riparian Vegetation Combinations on the Streambank Stability - a benchmark case in Southeastern Norway

A new study conducted by the Department of Natural Hazards – Norwegian Geotechnical Institute NGI - has been published on the journal "Sustainability".

GreenRisk4ALPs Mountain Forest Conference 28-29 June 2021- Registration open

Registration is now open for the “GreenRisk4ALPs Mountain Forest Conference”, which will be held online on June 28 and 29, 2021.

Barries in implementing Nature-Based Solutions in Rural Landscapes: experience from PHUSICOS project

The paper presents a selection of NBS that are slated for implementation at several European case study sites within the PHUSICOS project, and identifies and discusses barriers experienced for the practical implementation of the measures.