Nature Based Solutions - Implementation Models Database

Pioneer Case

Rain harvesting

A short description of the NBS project

The Association of Landscape Researches and Çankaya municipality have started joint project studies to support urban eco-studies in order to create a sustainable, future-friendly city. Capacity building to implement the rain harvest method with the project, preparation of guidelines on adaptation to climate change and activities in the context of awareness are the results of the project. The aim of the project is to increase the capacity of the farmers living in the Çankaya countryside in terms of water holding capacity.

NBS Implementation context
Location Turkey, Ankara
Status Ongoing
Description of the NBS
NBS Scale city
NBS Impacts scale city
Urban density/ Soil consumption high (dense city center, etc.)
Combined with other(s) environmental friendly solution(s)?
if other
NBS Typology
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NBS Uban Challenges
Climate Issues Climate mitigation
Climate adaptation
Other 0;
Urban water management and quality Urban water management and quality
Flood management
Other 0
Air Quality Air quality at district/city scale
Air quality locally
Other 0
Urban Space and Biodiversity Biodiversity
Urban space design
Urban space management
Other 0;
Urban Regeneration and Soil Air quality at district/city scale
Other 0
Resource efficiency Food, energy and water
Raw materials
Other 0;
Public health and well-being Acustic
Quality of life
Other 1;
Environmental justice and social cohesion Environmental Justice: Recognition
Environmental Justice: Procedural Justice
Environmental Justice: Distributional Justice
Environmental Justice: Capabilities
Environmental Justice: Responsibility
Social Cohesion
Other 0;0;
Urban planning and governance Urban planning and form
Governance in planning
Other 0;
People Security Control of crimes
Control of extraordinary events
Other 0
Green economy Circular economy
Bioeconomy activities
Direct economic value of NBS
Other 0;
Stakeholder and Governance
Who Started this initiative? A public institution, a local organization (city or metropolitan)
Contracting Authority Cankaya Municipality
Project manager (leader and main partners): entities names, and know-how involved The Association of Landscape Researches
Who (else) was involved in the project ? (Inhabitants, local association, etc.) The owner of the project is Cankaya Municipality. There is an NGO as a participant. There is another partner from Portugal.
More detail on the process and the role of the different stakeholders (How did it happen?)
OPTIONAL Considering the actual impacts, who are the primary beneficiaries of the project. farmers, village headmen living in the countryside
Cluster Governance Model Description
Global Estimated cost of the project
Cluster cluster1_public_financing
Description of the financing mechanism
Business Model
Class Type Description
Temporal Factor
Expected time for the NBS to be fully effective after its implementation medium (between 2 to 5 years)
Expected life time of the intervention
Already feedbacks on the project? In case, the project has already been adapted to new requisites, please explain the modifications brought
Success and limiting factors
Process Enablers
Class Subclass Type Description
Process Inhibitors
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What makes this project a pioneer?
Field The_challenge(s)_targeted
Brief description of the innovativeness
Has the project received a prize, an award?
Has the project received a media coverage? (in reviews, in press, etc.)
IM Keywords
  • Rain harvesting

  • Provide water for agriculture