This short course will give you a brief introduction into this subject area and briefly illustrate how nature based solutions can contribute to deliver sustainable land and water management.

At a glance

  • Dates
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  • DurationOne day
  • Cost


What you will learn

On successful completion of this course you will be able to; 

  • Briefly describe & contextualise and nature based solutions to technical and non-technical audience,
  • Identify benefits from an economic, social and environmental standpoint,
  • Recognise best practice and identify current limitations of nature based solutions.

Core content

  • Principles of ecological engineering,
  • Regulatory, social, environmental and economic drivers,
  • The importance of multipurpose designs,
  • Environmental and economic quantification of NBS benefits,
  • Ecosystem services accounting and life cycle analysis,
  • Treatment wetlands for wastewater treatment,
  • Technologies for urban and rural water management,
  • Sustainable urban drainage systems,
  • Green roofs and walls,
  • Industrial wastewater treatment with NBS,
  • Municipal wastewater treatment with NBS,
  • Natural flood management,
  • Ecosystem restoration for biodiversity net benefits,
  • Environmental connectivity and wildlife corridors,
  • Integrating NBS in the circular economy.


9.00 Welcome & Coffee,

9.30 Session 1 – Key note (Key challenges),

10.30 Session 2 – Current technological solutions I,

11.30 Coffee,

11:45 Session 3 - Current technological solutions II,

12:30 Lunch,

13:00 Session 4 – Future trends introductions,

14:00 Session 5 – Interactive session/seminar,

15:00 Coffee,

15:15 Session 6 - TBC,

16:15 Summary and closing remarks,

16:30 Departure.

Who should attend

The course is open to delegates from a variety of backgrounds, including environmental scientists, biologists, civil and environmental engineers, and those interested in using ecological principles to solve environmental challenges in urban and rural settings.

Location address

5th & 7th Floor Colmore Gate, 
Bull Street Entrance, 
B3 2QD,
United Kingdom.

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