On 5 March, we launched the Interreg PROWATER project in Canterbury, UK. The event was hosted by South East Rivers Trust and supported by the PROWATER partnership and the Rivers Trust. The focus of the event was on delivering a Natural Capital approach to adapt our ecosystems to climate change.
Our natural capital – the stock of natural assets that we rely on – is under threat from climate change. It is key to the provision of clean and plentiful water and other ecosystem services. In order to continue providing the services we need, we have to restore our ecosystems to become more resilient and adapt.
Keynote speakers Ian Dickie (Director, eftec), Meyrick Gough (Director, WRSE) and Jan Verheeke (Secretary, Flemish Environment and Nature Council) drew a narrative from principles of adapting landscapes to climate change to an international perspective on water resources, and ultimately the regional challenges we are facing.
An inspiring list of speakers and panel elaborated on the topic.
You can find all presentations and posters on this site. A summary of the day can be found here.