This case study aims to uncover best practice examples of nature-based solutions for aquatic ecosystems through the development of direct recommendations to increase the establishment of green and blue infrastructures in the management and planning of transboundary water ecosystems within natural protected areas. It identifies the major drivers and pressures of the study site, as well as indicators to assess the provision of ecosystem services across the reserve. Forecasting models are used to assess the future provision of aquatic ecosystem services over time and to examine green/blue infrastructures as nature-based management solutions in the Mediterranean context.

Cooperating Partner: The Environmental Information Network of Andalusia (Red de Información Ambiental de Andalucía, REDIAM)

The Environmental Information Network of Andalusia (REDIAM) is the cooperating organisation for AQUACROSS Case Study 2: Analyses of transboundary water ecosystems and blue/green infrastructure in the Intercontinental Biosphere Reserve of the Mediterranean, Andalusia (Spain) - Morocco. REDIAM, a department of the Regional Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning of Andalusia, Spain, collects, coordinates, and disseminates all environmental data in Andalusia, Spain. It is responsible for ensuring that all data is collected in an appropriate and standardised manner to allow for it to be integrated into planning in Andalusia and also shared with the relevant national and international authorities.

REDIAM and Case Study Two are represented on the SPBTT by Mercedes Garcia-Padilla.



Mediterranean Andalusia — Spain and Morocco