Wing Activities 2019, overview
China, Yellow River Wing
>> International workshop and expedition held on Yellow River delta coastal wetland protection and restoration
The international workshop and expedition on Yellow River delta coastal wetland protection and restoration was held on July 3 until 20, which brought international experts from China, the Netherlands and Italy to share knowledge on coastal wetland protection and restoration under intensified climate change and human impacts. Read a detailed summary of this event.
Seminar (to be planned in November 2019) on nature-based solutions (NBS) focused on de-culverting. Aim is to discuss the benefits associated with NBS, as well as to review successful cases around the world.
Among NBS found globally, de-culverting is a relevant option to be analysed, from its basic form (the removal of the “roof” of a culvert) up to integral solutions, such as the reconstruction of the riverbed and banks. Given that in the Metropolitan Region of Buenos Aires, there is a long history of culverting watercourses, which resulted on negative environmental, social and economic impacts, it is relevant to explore new alternatives to restore the relation of the city with nature. The seminar would be a significant activity for the DA Wing as well as for the delta management community in Argentina, because it will create a space of discussion where national and international experts from different fields will share their experiences; creating a network to develop further activities in the future and the starting point for the implementation, during 2020, of an intensive workshop with the participation of graduate and postgraduate students from Argentine universities, and an international expert to guide participation.