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CIRIABEST – launch of the new benefits estimation tool

Join us for the launch of the online version of CIRIA’s benefits estimation tool for blue-green infrastructure, CIRIABEST.

The launch will be a hybrid event held simultaneously in London and on Zoom webinar.

Registration update
We have resolved the temporary issue which was preventing people from registering to this event. Although we have reached capacity to attend in person, we are still accepting registrations to attend on Zoom webinar.

Blue-green infrastructure helps to address climate change issues and provides a range of co-benefits to society and the environment. Some of these benefits are difficult to put a value on and may be disregarded in calculations.

CIRIABEST provides a robust framework for estimating the monetary value of the multiple benefits of blue-green infrastructure projects. It uses current, peer-reviewed evidence and provides a recognised method for benefits estimation, allowing comparison with the baseline or with other projects and saves time and effort in creating business cases and funding bids.

The tool has been freely available for some time as a series of spreadsheets but has been updated and is now presented as a licenced online application that guides the user through the process of benefits estimation within a spatial, map-based format.

We will hear from the developers of the tool who will demonstrate how to use it. We will also hear from a user of the tool who will show how they have applied it to their project and how the outputs of the tool have been successfully used to demonstrate the value of the project.

Sponsorship opportunities
For information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Susan Richards.

Why attend
  • Understand how CIRIABEST works and can be applied to your projects
  • Consider how CIRIABEST can save time and effort.
  • Discover how the outputs can be used for business cases, funding bids and retrospective assessment of projects
  • Learn how the multiple benefits of a project can be quantified, monetised and demonstrated to stakeholders
  • If you have used the spreadsheet version of B£ST, find out how CIRIABEST improves the process
  • Share an overview of your project and benefit from a live demonstration of CIRIABEST
  • Find out how you can access the new tool
Who should attend
  • Engineering consultants – bid writers, project managers, technical directors
  • Local authorities – project planners, urban designers, decision makers, elected members
  • Government departments – those considering blue-green interventions
  • NGOs, Trusts, not for profits with BGI projects
  • Environmental regulators – project leads on BGI/SuDS/NFM projects
  • Water and sewerage companies – project leads in retrofit SuDS
  • Landscape architects
  • Urban designers
  • Landowners with ideas for projects
  • Infrastructure owners and operators
  • Tier 1 and Tier 2 contractors
  • The BGI supply chain
16:00 Registration and welcome coffee (in-person only)

16:30 Welcome and introduction (hybrid)
Dirk Vennix, Chief Executive, CIRIA

16:40 Introduction to CIRIABEST (hybrid)
Prof Chris Digman, Technical Director, Stantec

17:00 The multiple benefits of Greener Grangetown (hybrid)
Ian Titherington, Senior Policy Advisor – Sustainable Drainage,
Welsh Government

17:20 Interactive demonstration with audience suggestions of areas
and projects (hybrid)
Prof Chris Digman, Technical Director, Stantec

17:40 Interactive discussion and Q&A (hybrid)

17:55 Closing remarks (hybrid)

18:00 Networking reception (in-person only)

When and where
Thursday 27 April 2023
Hybrid event in London from 16:00 – 20:00 or on Zoom webinar from 16:30 – 18:00 (30 min later start time than originally advertised)

The Institution of Structural Engineers, 47-58 Bastwick Street, London, EC1V 3PS

CIRIA members Free to attend
Non-members Free to attend

Please sign in or create an account to register online for this event.
If you are experiencing issues registering online, please complete and return the booking form to Charlotte Draper.
Alternatively please call 07933 181 765 or email our customer services team.
Joining instructions will be sent 10 days before the event. The link to attend the webinar is strictly personal and should not be shared.

Notice for new bookings from EU/EEA customers only.
CIRIA is currently unable to directly process your transaction if you are purchasing from the EU/EEA region. If you wish to book onto this event please email your request to [email protected] and we will respond in the first instance.

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Further information
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Telephone: 07933 181 765
Email: [email protected]
4/27/2023 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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