IUC webinar to focus on using nature as part of urban flood management

The upcoming IUC webinar 'Integrating Nature-Based Flood Management Into Urban Planning’ is set to take place on Wednesday 27 March 2019 from 16:00 – 17:30 CET. Registration is free of charge and open to all interested parties across the globe.

Water is and has been crucial in designing urban spaces and informing urban planning. Approaches towards flood management have changed over time, from keeping water out of the city to the more recent approach of using natural water management for dealing with flood risks.

Crucial to the process of adapting to floods is knowledge transfer among cities and the cross-cultural exchange of best practices in the field of integrated water management.

It is with this spirit of encouraging inter-city learning that four cities, each of whom have dealt with flood risks through nature-based solutions and other innovative measures, will present their experiences during the IUC webinar.

Ricardo Aroeira, Director of Urban Water Management, City of Belo Horizonte (Brazil); P.Eng. Cary Clark, Manager of Development & Stormwater Engineering, City of Burlington (Canada); Leticia Leonhardt, Architect in Planning Department, City of Rosario (Argentina); and Stefania Manca (Municipality of Genoa) & Sonia Zarino (UNaLab), Genoa (Italy), will discuss the links between climate and water-related challenges and innovative governance approaches.

To register for the event, click here. To view the agenda, click here.

For more information, contact support@iuc-europe.eu