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The participation to the workshop is free, but registration by 24th of November is required.

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For further information, please contact Andrea Rubini.


Detailed Agenda


Session 1 (14:00-15:00) – The value of ecosystem services – success stories from DESSIN (chair: David Schwesig, IWW/DESSIN)
• David Schwesig (IWW): Welcome, introduction to workshop & DESSIN project
• Gerardo Anzaldua (Ecologic): Talk to the user: running assessments that actually say something to the locals
• DESSIN case study leaders: ESS success stories
• Wrap-up


Session 2 (15:30 – 16:30) – Benefits of nature-based solutions and hybrid grey-green infrastructure (chair: Victor Beumer, Deltares, Leader WssTP WG Green Infrastructure)
• Joanna Zawadzka (AquaNES): Understanding the ecosystem services provided by combined natural and engineered treatment systems
• McKenna Davis (RECREATE): Making the case for sustainable urban drainage systems as a nature-based solution to urban flooding
• Per Møller-Pedersen (KLIMA2050): Detention roof gardens – a hybrid grey-green infrastructure innovation from Norway
• Gerard van den Berg (SUBSOL): Subsurface Water Solutions as answers for freshwater challenges in coastal region


Session 3 (17:00-18:00) – Implementing and scaling up ESS, NBS, HGGI: driver for innovation in the water sector?
(chair: Andrea Rubini, WssTP)
• Recap from sessions 1 and 2
• Sofie Vandewoestijne (Policy Officer, EC DG Research & Innovation): EC R&I policy on nature-based solutions
• Discussion with EC, WssTP and project representatives
• Conclusion and outlook