Do you have an example of nature-based solutions implemented at ponds?

17 December 2021

There are many scattered initiatives to create, restore and manage ponds across Europe. To help gather resources and experienced you are invited to respond to this questionnaire about nature-based solutions (NbS) implementation in landscapes of ponds, also called pondscapes. The questionnaire is part of the PONDERFUL project: Pond Ecosystems for Resilient Future Landscapes in a Changing Climate, which has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 (H2020) research and innovation programme under grant agreement No ID 869296.

The aim of this questionnaire is to evaluate the role of the many scattered initiatives to create, restore and manage ponds across Europe as NbS for climate change adaptation, from the pond scale (local NbS) to the pondscape scale (landscape NbS). The compiled database will include information on costs and benefits of the NbS implemented in pondscapes, including several Nature Contribution to Peoples (NCP) or Ecosystem Services (ES). The NbS will then be evaluated and ranked to identify those suitable for wider application. Specifically, you will be asked to provide evidence about the success of the most important NbS implemented at your pondscape, including pond/pondscape creation, pond/pondscape restoration and pond/pondscape management, including pond infrastructure measures, pond management measures and land-use actions on the pondscape; and a selection of NCP provided by the implementation of the NbS on your pondscape.

The results of the survey will be used exclusively for the purpose of the PONDERFUL project. A report and a scientific publication will be available to the stakeholders and all contributors. If you wish, your name will be added as contributor in the PONDERFUL project deliverable, and in the acknowledgements of the scientific publication. You will be asked about these possibilities during the questionnaire. Furthermore, a database of “case-studies” in NbS implementation will be made publicly available in 2023 and can potentially include your NbS (with your agreement).

Take the survey here.