Webinar: UBC TALKS about water as a resource in a climate-resilient city
Water management and climate adaptation: approaching water as a resource in a climate-resilient city
At the webinar on 25 May 2021 at 9.30-11.00 CET we will be talking about cities' resilience in relation to the water management. Ensuring that the city is adapted to the climate change consequences is crucial, and it's also important to ensure the efficiency of the water sector in the city.
"Both passive and active climate change mitigation and adaption measures are needed to reduce the flooding risks and increase the overall resilience of the urban areas,"
— Ivar Annus, Tallinn University of Technology
Our speakers from ICLEI, Finland, Estonia and the Netherlands will approach the subject from both regional and local perspectives, bringing the visions for urban resilience, solution examples from around the Baltic Sea and inspiration beyond, as well as practical tools developed in transnational projects.
"Promoting green and blue urban spaces by citizen science based tools results in raising awareness and capacity building. The Climatescan map with 6000 locations of nature-based solutions from over 1000 active users is just one example that puts a big smile on our faces,"
— Floris Boogaard, Hanze University of Applied Sciences
UBC TALKS is a series of webinars launched by the UBC Sustainable Cities Commission to discuss various topics of the sustainable development in the Baltic Sea Region.
Quarterly organized in 2021, the webinars traditionally take place on the last Tuesday of the month, 9.30-11.00 CET.
The webinar is May is built on the experiences and knowledge accumulated in the BSR WATER platform.
All times are in CET. Detailed agenda available in PDF.
09.30–09.40 Welcome to the webinar
09.40–10.00 Managing water sustainably to strengthen urban resilience, Barbara Anton, ICLEI
10.00–10.15 Promoting more green and blue spaces in urban areas, Floris Boogaard, Hanze University of Applied Sciences
10.15–10.30 Natural flood risk management solutions in the Baltic Sea region, Pekka Parkkila, Southwest Finland Centre for Economic Development
10.30–10.45 Preparing for extreme weather events – NOAH project results, Ivar Annus, Tallinn University of Technology
10.45–11.00 Q&A and closing words
"Water has taken centre stage in adaptation — let's capitalise on it for driving urban sustainability,"
— Barbara Anton, ICLEI European Secretariat