PR 1.2 Climate change as an innovation driver

 Wednesday 11 May, 13.30 – 15.15, Goudriaan Room II

Innovation is often seen as the solution to solve everything. But what do we mean by innovation? What can we learn from successful innovations? How can we support innovation? In this session we present ‘best practices’ that have proven to be successful and innovative. The session is to stimulate a thought-provoking discussion about innovation in making cities and infrastructure more resilient to climate change exploring Working with communities, Working with nature, Using Circular Economy approaches and maximising outcomes by benefitting multiple needs and generating win-wins. We will encourage innovators and give feedback to their ideas in an interactive debate via pitches and Dragon’s Den discussion.

Organised by Lisette Heuer, Royal HaskoningDHV, the Netherlands
Partners International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Switzerland
University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Chair Lisette Heuer, Royal HaskoningDHV, the Netherlands
Rapporteur Fola Ogunyoye, Royal HaskoningDHV, United Kingdom
Presentations

Climate change as innovation driver in water resilient cities and infrastructure
Fola Ogunyoye, Royal HaskoningDHV, United Kingdom

Water infrastructure solutions from Ecosystem Services Underpinning Climate Resilient Policies and Programmes (WISE-UP): developing portfolios of built and natural water infrastructure
James Dalton, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Switzerland

Trading-off ecosystem services with engineered and economic benefits to inform investment decisions
Anthony Hurford, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

HOSTS OF THE CONFERENCE