Making Nature-Based Solutions at the Landscape Scale a Reality: An investigation of the barriers and spatial disconnection between NBS Investments and Beneficiaries
Andrew Tabas is a Hydro Nation Scholar and PhD student at Heriot-Watt University. His project, “Making Nature-Based Solutions at the Landscape Scale a Reality: An investigation of the barriers and spatial disconnection between NBS Investments and Beneficiaries,” explores barriers to Nature-Based Solution (NBS) implementation in Scotland. Andrew will use a serious game to build an understanding of the policies and incentives that are necessary for NBS implementation at scale.
Andrew’s research aims to build knowledge about the spatial relationships between the locations of NBS interventions and beneficiaries. Understanding these spatial relationships is essential to balance incentives in a way that promotes NBS implementation at scale across the catchment. The project aims to promote NBS, which bring flood management, biodiversity, and health benefits to communities in Scotland and beyond.
Before beginning his PhD, Andrew worked on stormwater policy at New Jersey Future, an environmental nonprofit in the United States. Andrew holds a MSc Water Science, Policy and Management from the University of Oxford and a BSFS International Politics from Georgetown University.