A website showcasing examples of green infrastructure and water sensitive urban design and planning from around the world has been launched by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) School of Water and Waste at Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute, supported by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and the International Water Security Network (IWSN).
The Compendium of Green Infrastructure Network Systems (C-GINS) is a repository for best practices, projects and approaches, where the latest thinking on natural capital, ecosystem services and nature-based solutions is brought together. Each of the case studies provides an overview of the intervention and timeline, the authorities and stakeholders involved in the project, and its outcomes.
Currently, there are over 70 case studies on C-GINS, searchable by country, scale or objective, and this number will continue to rise. This repository emerged from the three-year partnership between CSE and UWE Bristol/IWSN, in particular the Green Infrastructure: Effective Measures to Manage Urban Flooding and Water Supply training course, which was successfully completed by over 120 participants during 2020. The course is designed to help students, environmental enthusiasts and working professionals learn the concepts and principles of green infrastructure for improved urban water management.
C-GINS provides practitioners with guidelines, tools, training and successful case studies that should help inspire and facilitate the delivery of world-class projects and developments wherever they are needed.