The URWAN – Urban Regenerative Water Avant-garde(N) – partners gathered from 15 to 18 April 2024 in the city of Ragusa (Sicily) to open the 2nd Project & Steering Committee Meeting and to officially launch the 1st co-design workshop.

Funded by the Interreg Euro-MED Programme, URWAN is a ground breaking initiative launched on the 1st January 2024 aimed at integrating Nature-based Solutions (NbS) into urban regeneration, emphasising water management and climate adaptation for resilient and sustainable urban development in the Mediterranean region, characterised by severe drought and water scarcity amid escalating impacts of climate change.

Bringing together 9 partners across 7 countries, the co-design workshop was an important occasion to engage with regional associated partners and other similar projects initiatives in enriching discussion and collaborative co-creation sessions with the objective to advance the common understanding of the opportunities coming from the integration of NbS into urban regeneration efforts.

The event also included a technical visit to the University of Catania, where innovative green roof solutions developed through the Interreg Italia-Malta GiFLUID project were presented and discussed, as well as at the Wall2Water initiative in Comune di Ferla (Syracuse), where a green wall system was designed and implemented, within the ENI CBC MED NAWAMED project, to collect, treat and reuse the greywater of the local school.

The three-day meeting also provided to participants different expert panels focusing on technical solutions that will be developed in the 6 project beneficiary territories, including 3 NbS pilot installation, which were able to identify during teamwork sessions their priorities in terms of urban climate change-related pressing challenges.

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