Proliferating EbA Practices in Indian Cities (EPIC)

Implemented by National Institute of Urban Affairs

The project will create an enabling environment for mainstreaming EbA solutions in the water management strategy of Bhubaneshwar city in India. The specific focus of the project is on flood mitigation and reducing instances of water scarcity. The activities that will be conducted to achieve the overall objective of the project include (a) performing economic valuation of three major ecosystems in the city, as a precursor to seek buy-in for adoption of EbA solutions from different stakeholders, (b) developing an evidence base of practical EbA solutions for the city especially highlighting the relevant local and traditional practices, (c) creating decision support systems to facilitate the uptake of EbA for mitigating urban flooding and reducing water scarcity, and (d) inspiring other cities in India to adopt EbA as a tangible avenue to complement ongoing water management initiatives. 

Cohort: 2nd (September 2021 cutoff)

Award: US$249,975

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