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New approaches to nature-based solutions

21 May 2024
Sustainable Infrastructure Stage

As the climate crisis deepens and biodiversity becomes a priority, finding alternatives to grey infrastructure is critical. How can industry, regulators and innovators work together to enable the adoption of nature-based solutions? Join this session to unearth how utilities are looking at the whole catchment and engaging in new partnerships to introduce more nature-based solutions.



Chair introduction
Ruth Williams, water correspondent, Utility Week

How can we better prepare to design, build and operate nature based solutions
Dr Gabriela Dotro, senior research fellow and expert on wetlands and NbS, Cranfield University

Nature based solutions – environmental regulation, policies and frameworks to support delivery
Clare Warburton, principal adviser for green infrastructure, Natural England

Kat Broadhead, principal for water, Natural England

Mainstreaming nature based solutions to deliver greater value
Amina Aboobakar, director of strategy and stewardship, The Rivers Trust, seconded from UU
Chairperson
Ruth Williams, water correspondent - Utility Week
Speakers
Dr Gabriela Dotro, senior research fellow and expert on wetlands and NbS - Cranfield University
Clare Warburton, principal adviser for green infrastructure - Natural England
Kat Broadhead, principal for water - Natural England
Amina Aboobakar, director of strategy and stewardship - The Rivers Trust, seconded from UU

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Utility Week Live (21-22 May, NEC, Birmingham) is the energy and water industry’s biggest annual event. UWL will offer a host of new zones, features, and unmissable content designed to accelerate delivery - to a digitally enabled net zero future. Register FREE today.
 

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