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Nature for life
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Nature for life

Providing blueprints for nature-based recovery

The Equator Prize winning solutions provide blueprints for addressing the socio-economic crisis caused by COVID-19. Nature-based solutions proposed by indigenous communities in Thailand, Canada and Kenya show what green recovery can look like.

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Source: International Institute for Sustainable Development
Time for nature
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Time for nature

Nature-based solutions for securing water resources

As economies get squeezed, it is becoming more important to recognise nature-based solutions (NBS) for securing water resources. Integrating reservoirs, treatment plants and pipe networks, with watersheds and wetlands protection can lead to improved water quality at reduced cost.

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Source: International Water Association
Nature-based solutions
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Nature-based solutions

First-ever global standard developed

With growing concerns over biodiversity and climate change, nature-based solutions get increasing recognition as a necessity for achieving the SDGs. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) will launch the first-ever global standard in June.

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Source: International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Solar water farm
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Solar water farm

Drinking water supply for 35,000 people daily

Due to a drought, residents of the coastal village of Kiunga in Kenya were forced to drink water from saltwater wells, a practice that may result in kidney failure. Powerwall batteries and solar panels are now being used to make saltwater suitable for drinking.

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Source: Tesmanian
Harnessing the sun
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Harnessing the sun

Bringing fresh water to remote communities

Researchers at the University of Bath developed a desalination process using a 3D-printed system. As the process can be operated in mobile solar-powered units, it has the potential to supply communities in remote and disaster-struck areas with fresh water.

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Source: University of Bath