The NBS2017 conference was the flagship conference of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. NBS2017 was organised by the Estonian Ministry of the Environment and Tallinn University and it was held on 24 – 26 October 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia. Short video with the main highlights of the conference can be found below:
During three days, over 400 participants from 39 different countries participated with around 50 presentations on nature-based solutions topics.
The conference was divided into five thematic topics:
- Blue-green infrastructure in smart cities;
- Integrated water management through natural systems;
- ICT as a supporting tool for nature-based solutions and ecosystems;
- Ecological restoration through eco-innovation;
- NBS in circular economy;
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The Water Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) will host its 2016 Conference in Rome on the 19th May 2016. This international event is targeted to a wide range of stakeholders and will present the new version of the Water JPI Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA), and discuss on how to implement it and the benefits from international cooperation.
The WATER JPI SRIA version 2.0 lays out research, innovation and development needs in the water sector grouped by thematic areas and priorities selected after a stakeholders’ consultation for their scientific and societal importance and structured around these five core themes: Improving Ecosystem Sustainability and Human Well-being; Developing Safe Water Systems for the Citizens; Promoting Competitiveness in the Water Industry; Implementing a Water-Wise Bio-Based Economy; Closing the Water Cycle Gap Improving Sustainable water Resources Management.
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Biotechnologies are nowadays very popular in the environmental sector to manage a wide range of polluted waters and soils, and wastes like urban and industrial wastewaters, landfill leachate, animal wastes, and sludges of organic origin. Moreover, biotechnologies are usually very appropriate for developing countries due to their low investment costs and easy operation. Basic research and innovation on biotechnologies will contribute to tackling humanity challenges such as climate change, chemical pollution, and the search for alternative fuels.
The International Society for Environmental Biotechnology (ISEB) is an interdisciplinary society of scientists and engineers and who have decided to join forces to promote environmental biotechnology. Since its beginning in 1992, ISEB has organized 9 conferences with delegates from more that 30 different countries. The 10th ISEB Conference to be held in Barcelona, and is a follow-up of the previous ones considering environmental biotechnology as the way to address environmental problems from a wide perspective.
The primary objective of the conference is to bring together scientists and practitioners to catalyse and advance scientific knowledge on environmental biotechnologies, and to present the most recent integrated technological innovations to face environmental problems.
Register here: http://www.iseb2016.com/es/registration
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