AIPH Webinar to Explore the Use of Plants in City Water Management in a Changing Climate.

May 11th 2021

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH), in collaboration with The Worshipful Company of Gardeners presents the second climatic action based webinar titled 'Nature-based solutions for water management in cities’.

Cities have traditionally relied on grey, engineered infrastructure to manage their stormwater. While these systems have proved to be effective in collecting stormwater runoff and draining it from the city, they are often overwhelmed in extreme rainfall events.

In response, leading cities are turning to nature-based solutions that utilise natural processes to manage both water quantity and quality by restoring the hydrologic function of the urban landscape. These solutions are commonly called Blue-Green Infrastructure (BGI) and include networks of natural and semi-natural systems that range in size from rain gardens to green streets.

Robert Brears, Founder of Our Future Water and Editor-in-Chief of the Palgrave Handbook of Climate Resilient Societies said:

"Nature-based solutions enhance our resilience to climatic extremes while protecting biodiversity."

This free-of-charge webinar is part of the series of City of London Green City Briefings and takes place online:

11th May, 2021
1:00PM - 2:00PM (BST)

Register for the 'Nature-based solutions for water management in cities webinar' via the AIPH website.

The first City of London Green City Briefing included an address from the Rt Hon Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman William Russell, and insights about green finance from Sir Roger Gifford, Senior Banker at SEB, and Chair of the Green Finance Institute. The recording of this session is available on-demand:

Watch the first session of the City of London Green City Briefings