On 23rd August two UNESCO Centers WSDAC and IRTCUD organized a workshop named NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS IN URBAN DRAINAGE UNDER CLIMATE CHANGE CONDITIONS.
During the 25th regular meeting of the assembly of the Intergovernmental Hydrological Program (IHP) a new Strategy with Implementation activities plan and General main initiatives plan for phase IX (2022-2029) has passed. One of the priority areas defined by the Strategy IHP-IX is scientific research and innovation. This includes, among others, activities contributing to acquiring and disseminating knowledge and innovative solutions for the improvement of water quality and pollution reduction. The main workshop’s objective was to promote in the scientific community new methodologies and solutions for informed decision-making based on a scientific rationale of the problem, improving knowledge and services and reducing the risks. Both UNESCO Centres 2nd Category, WSDAC and IRTCUD strongly support the implementation of this Strategy through activities like this workshop.
This year we are celebrating 75 years of the Jaroslav Cerni Institute for the Development of Water Resources (JCI), which hosts the Centre for Water for Sustainable Development and Adaptation to Climate Change (WSDAC), the workshop was organized to celebrate this occasion. The goal of the workshop was to present innovative nature-based solutions (NBS) to decision-makers, the scientific community and young professionals, and introduce their application in urban water management.
The hybrid covered the topics of (1) urban water management using green strategies and technologies, (2) an overview of nature-based technologies and general design requirements, (3) practical examples of nature-based system design and implementation, and (4) an approach to eco-engineering education.
The workshop was organized as a hybrid model, in Jaroslav Černi Water Institute and online on the Teams platform.
We are pleased to announce that the webinar was attended by participants from 6 countries (Serbia, USA, Australia – New Vales, Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Sweden) including 15 institutions with 38 participants. Decision makers, scientists, young researchers, university professors and senior researchers took part in the webinar and discussion. The full report is available from the next link:
Some of the participants who were present in the hall of the Jaroslav Černi Water Institute
Participants who followed the online webinar
Lecturers during the panel discussion