Event

Nature-based Solutions for Coastal Flooding Workshop Series: Nature-based Solutions (NBS) Co-Benefits Workshop

Online

12 and 13 May, 2022
11:30-13:30 EDT

Semi-Private

This workshop series is organized as part of the trilateral project “Nature-based Solutions to Address Flooding in Coastal Cities” and will convene practitioners and decisionmakers from across North America to scope needs and opportunities for supporting broader implementation of NBS to address flooding in coastal cities.

  This meeting is by invitation only. 

Flooding in Coastal Cities

Agenda

Day 1 – May 12

11:30 EDT

Welcome and introduction

11:35

Panel: Perspectives from Canada, Mexico, and the United States

Joanna Eyquem
What are NBS co-benefits and how do we define them?
University of Waterloo
Canada

Margarita Caso Chavez
Case studies of NBS co-benefits
Instituto Nacional de Ecología y Cambio Climático (INECC)
Mexico

Lauren Knapp
How to prioritize and evaluate trade-offs between NBS co-benefits
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
United States

12:05

Panel Q&A

12:20

Health Break

12:25

Breakout Group Activity

13:20

Summary of Session and Next Steps

Day 2 – May 13

11:30

Welcome and introduction

11:35

Panel: Perspectives from Canada, Mexico, and the United States

Kees Lokman
How do you integrate co-benefits into a NBS value proposition?
University of British Columbia
Canada

Johana Acosta Velazquez
Varying perspectives on NbS co-benefits
Universidad Autónoma del Carmen
Mexico

Ana Eguiarte
Realizing co-benefits of NbS through partnerships
Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve
United States

Salvador Herrera Montes
What barriers exist to demonstrating and advocating for co-benefits?
Urbanística
Mexico

12:15

Panel Q&A

12:35

Health Break

12:40

Group Activity

13:20

Summary of Session and Next Steps

Contact:

Lauren Roy
Project Lead
(514) 350-4329