Dr Nidhi Nagabhatla, co-lead of SWG 5, co-convened Session 5: The Role of Green Infrastructure for Sustainable Water Management in a Circular Economy (4 June 2020 at the Dresden Nexus Conference organised by UNU FLORES, Germany ). Close to 100 people attended the session that illustrated concepts and cases of green infrastructure for water management, showcased technical and governance criteria that should be considered during the implementation of Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems. The concept of urban acupuncture was discussed for its cost-effectiveness and participation potential, particularly at the local scale, both for developing and the developed regions of the world. The case studies from Iran and Ghana highlighted the institutional commitments and community capacity are crucial to ensure better adoption of green infrastructure and nature-based solutions. Also, the role of community of practice as a mechanism to steer active stakeholder engagements and participation complemented the technological and science context towards the vision of sustainable societies through circular economy systems.