Green Infrastructure for River, Coast & Urban environments

Two NERC funded Green Infrastructure Innovation projects will be presented. These are Implementing Green Infrastructure Approaches to River Engineering Protection Measures, and a Decision Framework for Integrated Green Grey Infrastructure (IGGIframe). 

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Working together with natural systems provides a range of benefits to society, from reduction of climate change impacts and protection against floods and environmental disasters to carbon storage, clean water and air. This idea has led to the concept of Green Infrastructure (GI): a network of natural and semi-natural features that intersperses and connects villages, towns and cities. For many reasons, however, much of UK’s infrastructure does not currently fit with the description of GI. To address this shortcoming, two NERC funded projects were set up to highlight innovative measures that include or improve GI in and alongside grey infrastructure and to help decision making. 

The projects focus on fluvial, coast and urban and historic build environments. They will point to innovative opportunities to alter practices, change methods or select different materials to include habitat in new build, repairs, improvements and to retrofit.

This seminar will disseminate the findings of two research projects on Green Infrastructure:
  • Implementing GI Approaches to River Engineering Protection Measures (completed)
  • A Decision Framework for Integrated Green Grey Infrastructure (IGGIframe) (in progress)
Decision support framework documents and case studies that were collated for these projects will be presented and participants will be encouraged to provide comments and ideas for further research in these areas.

Who should attend? 
Consultants, asset owners, key government agencies including EA, NRW, SEPA, NI Rivers Agency, NE, Local Authorities, large landowners including the Crown Estate, National Trust and NGOs including rivers trusts and coastal forums. 

6 April 2017
14.30 - 17.00 (Registration from 14.00) 

CIRIA, Griffin Court, 15 Long Ln, London EC1A 9PN


Free to attend

To register for this event please sign in or set up a CIRIA account and go to "Registration". If you are unable to book online, please contact Patrick Williams on 0207 549 3308.

06/04/2017 - 06/04/2017
Griffin Court
15 Long Lane
London, EC1A 9PN

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