Flood risk management –rural to urban views for the future
With climate change, there are shifts in precipitation patterns, more unpredictable precipitation, more extreme weather events and coastal erosion – all contributing to increased flood risks. Managing these risks will be fundamental to adapt to climate change in line with Agenda 2030, the Paris Agreement as well as Sweden’s new climate adaptation strategy.
Whereas traditional engineering continues to be important, green infrastructure and ecosystem based solutions are increasingly acknowledged as essential for climate adaptation. Providing room for floods, integrating flood management with drought management, remuneration for water retention and changed livelihood opportunities are some of the interesting aspects linked to the topic. During the seminar, three speakers will provide their insights on why flood risk management is needed, and how it can be done in rural and urban settings. During the discussion we will jointly explore what we know today and what knowledge is needed to improve flood risk management in the future.
Anita Bergstedt, County Administrative Board in Västra Götaland – Presentation of the new report “Nature based solutions for flood management – a tool for climate adaptation”
Katarina Kyllmar, SLU, Department of Soil and Environment – Water retention measures in the rural landscape, and opportunities to integrate flood and drought management, with examples from Southeast Sweden
Anders Folkesson, SLU, Department of Landscape Architecture – Storm water management in cities – retention, infiltration, pollution management, and human perceptions of the water cycle, with examples from Malmö and Uppsala
Welcome to join us on April 26 at this SLU Water Forum lunch seminar!
Time: April 26, 12.00-13.30
Place: Ultuna, sal L, Undervisningshuset
Register: by accepting this calendar invitation or to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 23
A simple lunch bite will be provided to registered participants.