Policy to Practice Dialogue for Nature-based Solutions Workshop

  • Nature based solutions
  • Policy
  • Waterwise cities
  • Water management
  • River basin

Nature-based solutions (NbS) have emerged globally as one of the key sustainable and affordable ways to fix the broken urban water cycle and contribute to improve river/basin – cities health. While appropriate public policies are essential to mainstream the use of NbS, revisiting practical NbS implementation cases can provide important inputs to better understand how to properly shape these policies.

Based on case studies from different geographies and social and economic contexts, this session aims to discuss how to create an enabling environment for mainstreaming NbS in urban and basin water management, considering the various implementation scales, the multiple stakeholders involved, and the technological solutions available.

In addition, this session will be an opportunity to showcase IWA Strategic Programmes focused on mainstreaming innovative good practices/solutions that contribute to the progression of water management worldwide and support achieving SDG 6, especially the new Inclusive Urban Sanitation initiative.

Venue: Room C0

Programme Committee

Name Affiliation Country
Kari Vigerstol, Chair
Water Security Science and Innovation, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) United States Of America
Eric Tardieu, Co-chair
International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO) France
Tony Wong, Keynote speaker
Sustainable Development, Monash University Australia
Katharine Cross, Keynote speaker
Australian Water Partnership (AWP) Australia
Hitesh Vaidya, Panelist
National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) India
Pawel Licznar, Panelist
RetencjaPL Poland
Kirsty Carden, Panelist
University of Cape Town South Africa
Sophie Tremolet, Panelist
The Nature Conservancy (TNC) United Kingdom
Suresh Rohilla, Panelist
International Water Association (IWA) United Kingdom