3.3 Nature works for us… water and Green Infrastructure
23 May - 11.30 - 13.00
Green infrastructure is an approach that uses ecosystems to reach policy objectives in the physical environment while still preserving nature. This session will show how the green infrastructure approach can benefit water-related ecosystems, increasing flood retention and better integrating water and biodiversity policies. Real-world examples will show how innovative soft measures and ecosystem-based approaches are often more cost-efficient than conventional engineered grey infrastructure, and how their multiple advantages can include new jobs and business opportunities.
- Jonathan Hughes, Director of Conservation, Scottish Wildlife Trust
- Franz zu Salm-Salm, Chairman of the Forest Owners, Saxony-Anhalt Association
- Dr Charles-Hubert Born, Professor at the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), lawyer
- Dr Peter Burek, Joint Research Centre; Institute for Environment & Sustainability (IES)