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Join us at the EcoShape Conference 'Scaling up Building with Nature' on June 27th!

At the conference we will share the latest insights around Building with Nature and explore necessary steps to apply Building with Nature at more places in the world.

Venue: Muntgebouw, Leidseweg 90, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
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Venue: Muntgebouw in Utrecht

9:00-9:30 Registration

Welcome, coffee and tea

9:30-12.45 Keynotes

Chair: Stefan Aarninkhof - Professor of Hydraulic Engineering at Delft University of Technology.

Keynote speakers will share their views from different perspectives on what it takes to upscale Building with Nature. Morning programme includes a coffee break at 11:00.

Speakers include:

Jeroen Rijke - Professor of Sustainable River Management at HAN/Van Hall Larenstein - Applying Building with Nature in river environments.

Speaker from the ESG team of Actiam (name to be announced) - Financial perpective on scaling up Building with Nature

Jane Madgwick - CEO of Wetlands International - Critical succes factors for scaling up Building with Nature Projects

Henk Nieboer - Director of EcoShape - Overview of EcoShape activities, launch of the renewed Guideline and a look ahead.

More speakers to be announced soon.

12:45-13:30 Lunch

Enjoy a networking lunch.

13:30-15:45 Share your knowledge

We invite you to share your knowledge in a 5-10 minute presentation in the afternoon about one or two of the following themes:

Ecosystem restoration
Living Lab for Mud
Reducing the CO2 footprint
Nature based flood defences
Sustainable port development
Resilient delta cities

Next to these themed sessions, the Houtribdijk pilot project team organises a special session in which they present their findings of the last four years.

13.30-14.30hrs: first round (including special session about Pilot Houtribdijk results)

14:30-14:45hrs: break

14.45-15.45hrs: second round

We are curious about the knowledge and insights you'd like to share with our community!

In the registration process you will have opportunity to upload a proposal for a presentation. Please prepare this proposal (max 200 words) in Word or PDF before completing the registration form.

The deadline for submitting your proposal is 27 May. We will inform you about the decisions on 13 June.

Read more about the presentation themes

15:45-17:30 Closing reception

We close the conference with drinks.


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