S3E18 - How to Manage Flooding and Improve Water Quality without Steel, Concrete and Hard Engineering
with 🎙️ James Murray, MGSDP Manager at the Glasgow City Council
💧 the Metropolitan Glasgow Strategic Drainage Partnership (MGSDP) thinks about and manages rainfall to end uncontrolled flooding and improve water quality.
What we covered:
🍏 How the Glasgow Region built upon the 2002 flood to turn its water management approach on its head
🍏 How they decided to leverage nature-based solutions and sustainable urban drainage systems
🌱 How you can't put nature in a box, and what that implies when it comes to NBS
🍎 The perks and pitfalls of Blue-Green approaches
🧮 How confusing it can be to understand the meaning behind a return period of "once in a century"
🌦️ How climate change affects the frequency and intensity of meteorological events
🔍 How Nature-Based Solutions come with a wealth of welcome side effects: improving mental health, fostering biodiversity, limiting urban heat, or enhancing the air quality
🍏 How a smart approach enhances the overall system by feeding it the right data
🍎 How Sustainable Drainage can create tensions over land use, and what to do to overcome those
🍏 Glasgow's long ball game, adapting regulations, COP 26, public education... and much more!
🔥 ... and of course, we concluded with the 𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙞𝙙 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙚 𝙦𝙪𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 🔥
➡️ Find the summary of this trilogy, around the #UnitedNations #Innovate4Cities Conference here: https://dww.show/innovate4cities/
➡️ Get the Full Story (including an infographic and full transcript) here: https://dww.show/how-to-manage-flooding-and-improve-water-quality-without-steel-concrete-and-hard-engineering/
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