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  • UPSURGE at The XI International Conference on NBS in Katowice

    UPSURGE at The XI International Conference on NBS in Katowice

    The XI International Conference concerning nature-based solutions has taken place in Katowice on 15-16 June, organized by The City Greenery Plant (CGP). At the Conference Ms. Magdalena Biela, the vice-director of the CGP, has presented the UPSURGE project in which the City of Katowice is a partner. Also, the Institute for Ecology of Industrial Areas…

  • Lower Botanic Gardens, Belfast: The Preliminary Risk Assessment

    Lower Botanic Gardens, Belfast: The Preliminary Risk Assessment

    The Preliminary Risk Assessment was designed to identify the potential risk sources, pathways, and receptors for soil contaminants on the Lower Botanic Gardens, Belfast. This was achieved through desk-based research into the local current and past land usages, and subsequent potential historical or geogenic contaminant legacies. This investigation format adheres to the UK government LCRM…

  • Lower Botanic Gardens, Belfast: The Generic Quantitative Risk Assessment

    Lower Botanic Gardens, Belfast: The Generic Quantitative Risk Assessment

    The Generic Quantitative Risk Assessment of existing soil contamination at the Lower Botanic Gardens, Belfast, was designed to identify areas of soil contamination, assess risk potential and pollutant linkages, and highlight areas on the Lower Botanic Gardens site that contains existing soil contamination that may require further investigation or remediation in accordance with UK government…

  • UPSURGE at the NetworkNatureEU Taskforces Cluster Meeting

    UPSURGE at the NetworkNatureEU Taskforces Cluster Meeting

    On 7th June 2023, the NetworkNatureEU Taskforces Cluster Meeting was held in Brussels. Our project was represented by Izabela Ratman-Kłosińska – the UPSURGE Communication Manager – in TaskForce 4 dedicated to NBS communication. We were talking about new arising needs for effective communication on NbS projects and their results. There were discussions about the identification…

  • Overall NBS Assessment

    Overall NBS Assessment

    Air pollution is a growing concern that continues to strongly affects cities worldwide, posing significant threats to both human health and the environment. The rapid urbanization and industrialization of the past century have given rise to a multitude of pollutants, leading to the deterioration of air quality in urban areas. The World Health Organization (WHO)…