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MERLIN | Webinar: Monitoring and Evaluation of Nature-Based Solutions – thinking outside the box! -Online, 3 May 2022

3 May 2022 15:00–16:00

On 03 May 2022, the MERLIN consortium, a ‘research and innovation action’ EU funded under the H2020 programme, organises the fith of a series of webinars on freshwater ecosystem restoration. On this occasion, Kerry Waylen (James Hutton Institute) will talk about the importance of monitoring and evaluation in the NbS field.

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This webinar will describe how monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is essential to enable adaptive management of initiatives such as NbS. We will explore why various aspects of socio-ecological systems need to be understood in order to fully and fairly appraise NbS, and briefly compare this to current M&E practices. We will conclude by considering what M&E changes might be needed to fully unlock the potential of NbS.


  • Kerry Waylen leads the Environmental Governance & Land Management Group within the Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences Department at the James Hutton Institute.   She studies how to enable more inclusive and holistic ways of managing nature - including Nature-Based Solutions - and explores the value of supporting that through different initiatives, tools and concepts such as Natural Capital.  Her original training is in both the natural and social sciences and she has field experience in several countries.

The participation is free, open to everyone and without registration. If you would like to participate register here.

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Mainstreaming Ecological Restoration of freshwater-related ecosystems in a Landscape context: INnovation, upscaling and transformation (MERLIN) is a ‘research and innovation action’ funded under the European Commission’s H2020 programme, coordinated by the University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany), which will seek innovative solutions based on nature to restore the functions of freshwater ecosystems and mitigate climate change.

Aqua Publica Europea joins 43 other partners from across Europe, including universities, research institutes, nature conservation organisations, and stakeholders from business, government, and municipalities. Aqua Publica Europea will work on translating and disseminating MERLIN’s findings among European public water operators.

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