Landscape Restoration - can it improve water security in Sweden and beyond?

Welcome to our webinar where we are going to highlight the opportunities that landscape restoration provides for improved water management, climate change adaptation, biodiversity and sustainable economic development!

Safe access to clean water is a growing challenge, and Sweden is no exception. Landscape restoration can provide a solution for improving water security whilst simultaneously benefitting people and the environment. Global warming, extended periods of drought and increasingly erratic precipitation patterns are presenting unprecedented challenges and put pressure on water-related ecosystem services which our landscape's productivity is reliant on.
These services are also crucial to the achieving many of the SDGs, something that ‘The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration’ is aiming to highlight. We believe that Swedish actors also can contribute to this and hope you want to join us in exploring this opportunity!

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Lars Laestadius, Adjunct Lecturer at SLU Department of Forest Ecology & Management and Director at Eco-Innovation Foundation

Izabella Koziell, Program Director at CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE)

Aida Bargues Tobella, Postdoctoral Researcher at SLU Department of Forest Ecology & Management and Focali

Susan Chomba, Programme Manager for Regreening Africa, World Agroforestry (ICRAF)

Ulf Johansson, Global Wood Supply & Forestry Manager at IKEA

Rafael Chaves, President of the Brazilian Society for Ecological Restoration - SOBRE

Anita Bergstedt, Länsstyrelsen Västra Götaland – the project ”Nature-based solutions against flooding”

Time: 2020-09-23 10:15 - 14:30
City: Zoom
Organiser: SIWI


10.15 Welcome and introduction

10.25 Inspirational talks

Presentation: Lars Laestadius, SLU

Presentation: Izabella Koziell, CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE)

10.55 Interactive session – audience presentation

11.05 Short break

11.15 Water in the landscape

Presentation: Aida Bargues Tobella, Focali/SLU

11.30 Interactive session – audience present their restoration related work




12.45 Speed talks

Presentation: Susan Chomba, ICRAF

Presentation: Ulf Johansson, IKEA

Presentation: Rafael Chaves, the Brazilian Society for Ecological Restoration – SOBRE

Presentation: Anita Bergstedt, Länsstyrelsen Västra Götaland

13.20 Energizer

13.25 Interactive World Café session: 4x break-out groups

13.50 Short break

14.00 Feedback from World Café groups

14.20 Concluding remarks

14.30 End

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