Johannes Kisser and Maria Wirth published on February 3rd, 2020 in Blue-Green Systems by IWA publishing “A review of nature-based solutions for resource recovery in cities” together with partners of the COST Action CA17133 focussing on implementing nature-based solutions for creating a resourceful circular city.
Opportunity: Our modern cities are resource sinks designed on the current linear economic model which recovers very little of the original input. As the current model is not sustainable, a viable solution is to recover and reuse parts of the input. In this context, resource recovery using nature-based solutions (NBS) is gaining popularity worldwide.
Focus: In this specific review, we focus on NBS as technologies that bring nature into cities and those that are derived from nature, using (micro)organisms as principal agents, provided they enable resource recovery. We reviewed many different projects and cases which recover resources within the urban metabolisation.”
Please follow this link to go to the publication or download the PDF here: A review of nature-based solutions for resource recovery in cities.