We are pleased to invite you to ‘CEEweb Academy on Building Blue-Green Infrastructure. Restoring and protecting wetlands and their ecosystem services’ which will take place on 6-8th October 2015 in Budapest, Hungary.
CEEweb for Biodiversity has been active in the field of biodiversity policy for over 20 years, including promoting Natura 2000, green infrastructure and advocating for ecosystem service assessment. Acknowledging the importance of cross-sectorial approach, we believe that successful implementation of green infrastructure cannot be done without a strong cooperation with the water management sector. This is especially necessary in Central and Eastern Europe, where water management still equals large-scale grey engineering projects rather than nature-based solutions.
In order to address this issue, this year’s CEEweb Academy focused on wetlands and their ecosystem services.
The Conference was accompanied by a Natura 2000 Workshop on Integrating the Water Framework Directive with the Birds and Habitats Directives and a Green Infrastructure “Train the Trainers” Event, as well as including a fieldtrip to a wetland Ramsar site.
Natura 2000 Workshop Report – WFD versus BHDs
Natura 2000 Workshop Report – WFD versus BHDs – Layman’s Report
CEEweb Academy Green Infrastructure Workshop Report
CEEweb Academy 2015 – Report
Blue-Green Infrastructure: Policy, Financing and State of Play
Target 2 of the EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy and its State of Play, Ms Lucia Bernal Saukkonen
Developing a Trans-European Green Infrastructure Network, Ms Venelina Varbova
Natural Water Retention Measures – Capturing the Multiple Benefits of Nature-Based Solutions, Ms Lucia Bernal-Saukkonen
Green Infrastructure: EU, national sources and market mechanisms, Ms Agnes Zolyomi
Green Infrastructure and Natura 2000: funding and implementation, Mr Alberto Arroyo
Using the Voluntary Carbon Market to Provide Funding for Green Infrastructure Projects in the UK, Mr Stephen Prior
Reaching the 2020 Targets with Blue-Green Infrastructure: Member State Perspectives
Slovakia, Ms Adriana Kusikova & Monika Supekova
Estonia, Mr Mart Kulvik
United Kingdom, Mr Ian Crosher
Wetland Ecosystem Services
Wetland Ecosystem Services, Main Facts and Figures, Ms Malgorzata Siuta
Wetlands and their Social and Health Benefits, Mr Patrick ten Brink
A Bucharest Urban Wetland and its Benefits for the City’s Inhabitants, Mr Dan Barbulescu
Perspectives for Delivering Ecosystem Services from Agricultural Wetlands, Mr Hilary Kirkpatrick & Herbert Diemont
Building Blue-Green Infrastructure in Central- Eastern Europe: Pilot Project Presentations (supported by Michael Otto Foundation for Environmental Protection)
Slovakia: Restoring Degraded River Branches and Oxbows of the Danube, Ms Karolina Sobekova
Estonia: Restoring a Coastal Wetland, Ms Kertu Hool
Romania: Restoring a former Gravel Mine into a Wetland Habitat, Mr Nagy Andras Attila
Wetland loss and restoration potential in Flanders, Belgium, Mr Kris Decleer
LIFE River and Wetland Restoration Project Examples, Ms Lucie Trokanova
Wetlands and their Biodiversity in the face of Climate Change, Mr Akos Malatinszky
Best Practice Examples
Tiszatarján Green Economy Project: Ecological Restoration and Renewable Energy Hand in Hand in Hungary, Mr Csaba Vaszko
Conservation and Restoration of Mires in Pomerania, Poland, Mr Pawel Pawlaczyk
Salt of Life Project, Bulgaria, Mr Stefan Avramov
Restoration methods and project results at Kis-Balaton, Hungary, Mr Csaba Megyer
Restoration of wetlands for amphibians and reptiles in Lithuania, Ms Dalia Bastyte
Workshop Session: How can we make the Water Framework Directive and the Birds and Habitats Directives work together?
Introduction to the biogeographical process and the main outcomes of the Continental, Pannonian, Steppic and Black Sea Biogeographical Region Kick-off Seminar, Mr Kristijan Civic
Integrating the WFD with the BHDs – a Bavarian example, Mr Werner Rehklau
CEEweb Academy 2015 Agenda
Annual Meeting 2015 Agenda
Info kit for CEEweb Academy
Travel reimbursement form
Please note that this year CEEweb is not able to cover travel costs of non-members or non-presenters.
Registrations are now closed.
Photos by: Dan Gasztonyi
The event is organised with the generous financial support of Michael Otto Stiftung fuer Umweltschutz and the European Commission.