Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM), Exeter – 11th March 2016
Collaborative delivery of green infrastructure and water management solutions (e.g. SuDS) in the urban environment can realise multiple benefits including reduced flood risk, improved water quality and biodiversity, greater amenity and enhanced community health and wellbeing.
In March 2016, the CaBA Urban Working Group, in collaboration with the Defra Urban Ecosystem Services Project (www.urbanwater-eco.services) and Ciria (www.ciria.org), are hosting a series of workshops designed to build capacity and expertise within CaBA partnerships to help drive greater collaborative delivery within the urban environment. The workshop programme will include;
- A showcase of experiences and learning from across the South West
- Masterclasses from key experts demonstrating exemplar work from around the country
- Defra urban ecosystem services, cost-benefits assessment & natural capital valuation work
- Key Datasets, spatial evidence and strategic targeting/design approaches
- Assessment of outcomes, monitoring and securing long-term sustainability
- Breaking down the barriers to the delivery of exemplar SuDS and GI in the South West
- Governance, roles and responsibilities across key stakeholders: potential opportunities for collaboration & funding
The workshop will be attended by CaBA organisations aspiring to work in the urban environment, local authority technical specialists in GI/SuDS, planners, developers, water industry specialists and a number of key experts from the UK urban environmental management sector (Defra, EA, LAs, Ciria, CaBA, NE, etc).
If you or any colleagues/associates are interested in attending the workshop, please contact Nick Paling (firstname.lastname@example.org) to register a place. Refreshments and lunch will be provided during the day.