Event

Nature-based Solutions for Coastal Flooding Workshop Series: Retrofitting Infrastructure Using Nature-based Solutions (NBS) Workshop

Online

18 and 19 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 18

11:30 EDT

Welcome and introduction

11:35

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

Jeff King
What are opportunities for NBS retrofitting within an existing/aging infrastructure portfolio?
US Army Corps of Engineers
United States

Scott Baker
Examples of NBS versus traditional (grey) infrastructure solutions
National Research Council of Canada
Canada

Monique Villatoro
At what stages can we perform NBS retrofitting, including new construction, repair, modification, or replacement?
ICRA Consultores
Mexico

12:05

Panel Q&A

12:20

Health Break

12:25

Group Activity

13:20

Summary of Session and Next Steps

Day 2 – May 19

11:30

Welcome and introduction

11:35

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

Barriers or gaps in knowledge or data that hinder wider implementation of NbS retrofitting.

Phil Osborne
What are opportunities for NBS retrofitting within an existing/aging infrastructure portfolio?
Golder Associates Ltd.
Canada

Agustín Bravo-Gaxiola
Legal and financial responsibilities for retrofitting
Independent consultant
Mexico

Kevin Shafer
Incentives for retrofitting infrastructure with NBS versus more traditional (grey) infrastructure solutions
Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
United States

12:05

Panel Q&A

12:20

Health Break

12:25

Group Activity

13:20

Summary of Session and Next Steps

Contact:

Lauren Roy
Project Lead
(514) 350-4329