NAWAMED explores the role of Green Walls in attracting pollinators

Though not intended, a couple of pictures shot out of curiosity revealed how the Green Wall installation – the Wall2Water – implemented in Ferla, Italy, during the NAWAMED project attracts pollinator insects and promotes local biodiversity. 

The pictures were initially meant to communicate the aesthetic values of Nature-based Solutions. Nonetheless, they revealed the presence of pollinators belonging to 4 different orders: Coleoptera, Diptera, Hymenoptera, and Lepidoptera.

If we set a scientific monitoring, we would identify many more species

Increasing the biodiversity of the green wall in terms of the number of plant species led to increased pollinators diversity because everyone has their own preferences and their own seasonality. Diversity leads to diversity

Through this remarkable experience, we learnt that the use of Nature-based Solutions (NbS) for the regeneration of urban areas brings multiple benefits regardless of the main goal of the solution, as, in NAWAMED, it is to foster the use of Non-Conventional Water Resources (NCWR).  Read More  


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