World Water Day 2018 – ‘Nature for Water’
22 March 2018
The 2018 World Water Day ‘Nature for Water’ webinar was very successful with invited panelists highlighting many reasons for deepening our understanding on the relationship between water and nature. Tying together the economic value provided by natural infrastructure with human values, such as water for domestic consumption, our panel was able to question on some of the ways that many water projects and governance have overlooked natural based solutions for urban, agriculture, or source water concerns. All of our presenters were able to provide in depth qualitative and quantitative evidence that nature based protections can be successful parts of our water governance no matter which scale is being considered. They also pointed out to a key future challenge: the need to improve communication on nature based solutions by speaking in different contexts between diverse fields such as engineering, business, and development.
More than nearly 109 registrants participated in this webinar, and speakers included Rebecca Welling, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Kari Vigerstol, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), David Coates, Independent Consultant/ frm. Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Lucy Lee, World Wildlife Federation (WWF), Katharine Cross, International Water Association (IWA). This webinar was moderated by Scott McKenzie, PhD Candidate, University of British Columbia.
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Presentations can be download by clicking on the titles below:
- Natural Infrastructure for Water Management
- Nature-Based Solutions to Basin-wide Concerns
- Multiple Benefits of Source Water Protection
- Nature-Based Solutions: Water and Sustainable Agriculture
- Water Stewardship: a framework for engaging business in sustainable water management