Water Resilient Cities – Cross-border seminar and Networking event
Sustainable Drainage Systems - Policy Seminar and Innovation Network
"Improving the ecosystem-based adaptation capacity to climate change and its associated water related effects"
This is a priority for a number of projects in the Interreg 2Seas region such as SPONGE, SCAPE .... and Water Resilient Cities (WRC).
In response to more frequent and more intense heavy rainfall events, institutions and communities are learning to develop and implement new approaches to drainage. The principles apply in both urban and rural areas, in public and private spaces, and at a range of scales.
Exchange of experience and expertise is crucial to making the most of the added value of territorial cooperation. Hence, WRC, which aims to promote the retrofitting of sustainable drainage systems in cities, is organising two events:
A morning Policy Seminar will bring together experts from current and past projects to identify synergies, and opportunities for extending the scope of their work to provide a more comprehensive policy response to this important priority.
An afternoon meeting will launch WRC’s Innovation Network, presenting innovative case studies to stimulate discussion and knowledge exchange. By bringing together municipalities, water agencies, designers, engineers and product developers WRC aims to facilitate a better understanding of the challenges of adaptation and of the new and innovative approaches available for sustainable drainage.