NBS Lectures

From April until June, we are offering a range of lectures where you can discover more about utalising NBS to address water challenges and enhance water security. These lectures will cover topics such as urban NBS (wetlands, sponge city, wadi 2.0, tidal parks), mangrove restoration, reuse of local materials in NBS (sediment, (rain) water, etc.) and cultural impact of NBS. You will learn from global experts and international case studies and explore innovative methods, valuable lessons learned and succesfull approaches.

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Upcoming Lecture 15 May

The online NBS lecture of 15 May will focus on (re)use of local materials in NBS, which contributes to minimisation of waste and emissions by slowing and preferably closing material, water, waste and energy loops. NBS that follow the circularity concept can be seen as enablers for the transition towards a circular society, as they bring new approaches and directly connect to biodiversity and ecosystem services that further support the goals of innovation and sustainable approaches.

The examples demonstrated in this episode will focus on reuse of sediment in different forms and reuse of urban rainwater with contributions by:

  • Johan Verlinde (Municipality of Rotterdam), talking about reusing rainwater in the city of Rotterdam
  • Kees Sloff (Deltares), talking about the mini sand motors that tackle erosion pits in the Old Meuse river
  • Marcel van den Heuvel (Van Oord) talking about the clay ripening project in Groningen and its reuse for dike strengthening
  • Rasesh Pokharel (University of Utrecht), talking about transforming port sediment from the port of Rotterdam into a building material with neutral or negative CO2 footprint
Register for the online lecture