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Water Retention in Nature-Based Solutions—Assessment of Potential Economic Effects for Local Social Groups

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Grow Green Project Team, Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, 50-375 Wroclaw, Poland
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Department of Environment Protection Engineering, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, 50-377 Wroclaw, Poland
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Water 2020, 12(12), 3347; https://doi.org/10.3390/w12123347
Received: 9 October 2020 / Revised: 6 November 2020 / Accepted: 17 November 2020 / Published: 29 November 2020
The upcoming trends related to climate change are increasing the level of interest of social groups in solutions for the implementation and the realization of activities that will ensure the change of these trends and can reduce the impact on the environment, including the health of the community exposed to these impacts. The implementation of solutions aimed at improving the quality of the environment requires taking into account not only the environmental aspects but also the economic aspect. Taking into account the analysis of solutions changing the current state of climate change, the article focuses on the analysis of the potential economic effect caused by the implementation of nature-based solutions (NBSs) in terms of reducing the operating costs related to water retention for local social groups. The analysis is based on a case study, one of the research projects studying nature-based solutions, created as part of the Grow Green project (H2020) in Wrocław in 2017–2022. The results of the analysis are an observed potential positive change in economic effects, i.e., approximately 85.90% of the operating costs related to water retention have been reduced for local social groups by NBSs. View Full-Text
Keywords: nature-based solutions; sustainable development; climate change adaptation; water retention; economic effects nature-based solutions; sustainable development; climate change adaptation; water retention; economic effects
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Jerzy, Z.; Łukasz, S.; Anna, Z.; Kornelia, K.; Maksym, B. Water Retention in Nature-Based Solutions—Assessment of Potential Economic Effects for Local Social Groups. Water 2020, 12, 3347. https://doi.org/10.3390/w12123347

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Jerzy Z, Łukasz S, Anna Z, Kornelia K, Maksym B. Water Retention in Nature-Based Solutions—Assessment of Potential Economic Effects for Local Social Groups. Water. 2020; 12(12):3347. https://doi.org/10.3390/w12123347

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Jerzy, Zwoździak, Szałata Łukasz, Zwoździak Anna, Kwiecińska Kornelia, and Byelyayev Maksym. 2020. "Water Retention in Nature-Based Solutions—Assessment of Potential Economic Effects for Local Social Groups" Water 12, no. 12: 3347. https://doi.org/10.3390/w12123347

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