Join our webinar series about Building with Nature

Climate change and biodiversity loss urge us towards sustainable development. Are you ready to take a decisive step together? To make our cities, coasts and infrastructures adaptive and resilient? Then Building with Nature is your answer!

Following the Building with Nature book launch of 22 October, EcoShape organizes a webinar series ‘Upscaling Building with Nature together’. Experts with hands- on project experience will explain and discuss with you six enablers that are critical to make a building with nature project successful. 

Set, take and share the stage

With these enablers, you are ready to SET, TAKE and SHARE the stage for Building with Nature projects towards sustainable development!

6 & 23 NovemberSETTING the stage. We will respectively discuss capacity building and institutional embedding. In the first part we show how these were applied in the coastal field schools and training and awareness program within the Building with Nature Indonesia project. In the second part, we will explain and answer your questions on the institutional embedding of Building with Nature practices, from global to local level.

3 DecemberTAKING the stage. We will discuss how to use Technology and system knowledge and implement adaptive management, maintenance and monitoring in your BwN project.

14 JanuarySHARING the stage. We will discuss how to involve and engage with stakeholders through a Multi-stakeholder approach. We will hear about financing Building with Nature projects and making a positive Business case.  

Programme en sign up

Date: 3rd of December: TAKING the stage in Building with Nature
Time: 15.00 – 16.30 p.m.  (UTC/GMT +1:00 uur)
Hosts: Simeon Moons and Belinda Bertonshaw (both Royal Haskoning DHV)

Hosts: Simeon Moons and Belinda Bertonshaw (Royal Haskoning DHV)

Program
15.00-15.58 Technology and system knowledge

  • Jurre de Vries (Van Oord) about the EcoShape platform as a source of Building with Nature knowledge
  • Arjen Luijendijk (Deltares) about analyzing the system with innovative tools such as satellite imagery and datasets.
  • Tom Wilms (Witteveen+Bos) about his first-hand experience with system understanding of the mangrove coast in Demak, Indonesia
  • Questions from audience and discussion
    Short break

16.03-17.00 Adaptive management, maintenance and monitoring

  • Ellis Penning (Deltares) about dealing with uncertainty: Building with Nature solutions are flexible and adaptable and can move with uncertainties.
  • Petra Dankers (RoyalHaskoning DHV about her experience as project leader of the Marconi pioneer salt marsh experiment in Delfzijl, Netherlands
  • Irena Doets (Boskalis) about Adaptive Management at the Adelaide channel widening works, adjacent to seagrass meadows.
  • Questions from audience and discussion

Date: 14th of January: SHARING the stage in Building with Nature
Time: 15.00 – 16.30 p.m.  (UTC/GMT +1:00 uur)
Programme details and sign up link to be added soon

Watch recordings of previous webinars

Date: 6th of November: SETTING the stage in Building with Nature  (Part 1)
Time: 15.00 – 16.00 p.m.  (UTC/GMT +1:00 uur)
Contributions: Erik van Eekelen, Henk Nieboer, Bouke Ottow and Roel Bosma
Hosts: Fokko van der Goot & Lies Huitema

Date: 23rd of November: SETTING the stage in Building with Nature (Part 2)
Time: 15.00 – 16.00 p.m.  (UTC/GMT +1:00 uur)
Contributions: Stéphanie IJff (Deltares), Egon Baldal (Rijkswaterstaat) and Nathalie Doswald (UN Environment programme)
Hosts: Fokko van der Goot & Lies Huitema

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