Topics of discussion
An engaged dialogue between counterparts facilitated a vivid discussion and exchange of experiences. Topics on the agenda included:
- Nature-based solutions
- Green infrastructure
- Climate change adaptation
- Flood risk management
The suggested main topics turned into in-depth conversations about lessons on implementation of measures. The exchange brought to light the importance of stakeholder engagement, working with local community organisations, and considerations of equity to increase success of climate adaptation measures.
Further, the use of green infrastructure, nature-based solutions, and wetlands restoration were found to be common assets for communities accessing multifunctional benefits on water quality, climate adaptation, biodiversity, and flood risk mitigation. Maximising co-benefits was found to be key for both groups.
Additionally, initiatives such as development credits, subsidies, the combination of green and grey infrastructures, highlighting innovative and multifunctional green storm water infrastructures and integrating them into urban spatial planning, and flood plain preparedness were among the topics of this engaged discussion.
Partners for Water
This event was supported by the Partners for Water Programme.