Nature-based Solutions (NbS) for Climate Disaster Risk Management

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Nature-based Solutions (NbS) for Climate Disaster Risk Management

15 September 2022 to 21 September 2022

Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) are inviting project officers, consultants, and practitioners to attend the Nature-based Solutions (NbS) Lecture and Clinic on 15 September and 21 September, respectively.

This activity aims to mainstream NbS into ADB operations by raising awareness and strengthening the capacity of its project officers. The ADB’s Environment Thematic Group, Water Sector Group, Urban Sector Group, and Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Thematic Group are co-organizing the activity. The NbS Lecture and Clinic are also part of the activities of the NbS Working Group.

Participants in this NbS Lecture and Clinic can expect three key benefits from participating.  

  • Learn from NbS case studies and good practices in water-related investments.
  • Discover how NbS tools can be used in flood and drought risk management.
  • Improve project design skills using NbS and gray infrastructure on actual ADB pipeline projects.

 

1. NbS Lecture on 15 September at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Philippine Time / 8:00 am–10:00 am Netherlands Time via Zoom

Resource persons from Deltares and Witteveen&Bos presented the latest information on NbS as well as specific examples to address relevant development issues. The event focused on weather-related disaster risk management such as flooding and drought. This was followed by a panel discussion and an interactive Q&A session. 

 

2. NbS Clinic on 21 September at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Philippine Time / 8:00 am–10:00 am Netherlands Time via Zoom

This will be a venue for NbS experts to give project offers technical advice to improve project design by integrating NbS with traditional gray infrastructure. Resource persons will discuss selected ADB pipeline projects with potential NbS components. Interested ADB project officers may email Isao Endo and Christine Linaza.

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
15 Sep 2022 Opening Moderator:
Isao Endo, Environment Specialist, Environment Thematic Group, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department (SDCC), ADB
15 Sep 2022 Opening Session Opening Remarks Qingfeng Zhang,
Chief, Rural Development & Food Security (Agriculture) Thematic Group and OIC Chief, SDTC-ENV, ADB
15 Sep 2022 Lecture on Nature-based Solutions (NbS) for Flood and Drought Risk Management Natural river management: A science-based landscape approach for mainstreaming NbS (with reference to Guidelines for Mainstreaming Natural River Management in Water Sector Investments - ADB) Bregje van Wesenbeeck, Scientific Director, Deltares
15 Sep 2022 Lecture on Nature-based Solutions (NbS) for Flood and Drought Risk Management Building with Nature in Coasts and Rivers: Promising NbS Case Studies
Thisgives an overview of nature-based solutions andsuggested practical solutions. Building with nature in coasts and rivers: Promising NbS case studies...
Tom Wilms
15 Sep 2022 Panel Discussion Panel Host:
Charles Rodgers, Senior Advisor (Consultant), Climate Change Adaptation, ADB

Geoffrey Wilson, Senior Water Resources Specialist, ADB

Stefan Rau, Senior Urban Development Specialist, ADB
15 Sep 2022 Q&A and Open Discussion
15 Sep 2022 Closing Remarks Lejla Vandic
Programme Coordinator, Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO)
15 Sep 2022 Webinar Recording of NbS Lecture Webinar Recording of NbS Lecture
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
21 Sep 2022 Opening Moderator:
Isao Endo, Environment Specialist, Environment Thematic Group, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department (SDCC), ADB
21 Sep 2022 Welcome Remarks Qingfeng Zhang,
Chief, Rural Development & Food Security (Agriculture) Thematic Group and OIC Chief, SDTC-ENV, ADB
21 Sep 2022 NbS Clinic for Flood and Drought Risk Management Armenia: Strengthening Environmental Resilience and Sustainable Economy for Lake Sevan Maria Pia Ancora, Senior Urban Development Specialist, Central and West Asia Department, ADB
21 Sep 2022 NbS Clinic for Flood and Drought Risk Management Cambodia: Integrated Water Resources Management Project Ryutaro Takaku, Principal Water Resources Specialist, Southeast Asia Department, ADB
21 Sep 2022 NbS Clinic for Flood and Drought Risk Management Designing, Building and Maintaining Infrastructure Projects with NbS Bregje van Wesenbeeck, Scientific Director, Deltares

Tom Wilms, Project Manager, Witteveen+Bos

Panel Host:
Charles Rodgers, Senior Advisor (Consultant), Climate Change Adaptation, ADB
21 Sep 2022 Q&A and Open Discussion
21 Sep 2022 Next Steps and Way Forward
21 Sep 2022 Highlights and Closing of the NbS Clinic

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