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Urban Landscaping and Nature-Based Management of Rainwater for Active Travel Projects

Events Programme

Urban Landscaping and Nature-Based Management of Rainwater for Active Travel Projects

10 May 2022

Target Event Group

Those involved in Active Travel Projects, Flooding, Water Quality and in implementing Nature Based Solutions

Event Description

The Local Authority Waters Programme (LAWPRO) are hosting a workshop to promote the use of Nature Based Solutions for the management of rainwater for active travel projects. 

Further details and to register for the event can be found HERE.


  • Joe Seymour, Head of Active Travel Investment, NTA
  • Giulia Vallone – Senior Architect, Cork Co.Council: MULTIFUNCTIONAL LANDSCAPE IN URBAN DESIGN.
  • Eimear Fox – Senior Landscape Architect, TII: WHY NATURE BASED?
  • Fran Igoe – LAWPRO Nature Based SuDS and WFD
  • Adrian Conway – NB SuDS Project Lead: NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS AND DMURS
  • Stephen O’Malley – Civic Engineers: NATURE LED URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGN

Event Aims/Objectives

In order to promote environmental sustainability and climate action as integral elements of urban projects, there is increasing recognition of the need to mitigate the negative environmental impacts of urban rainwater runoff, as required under the EU Water Framework Directive.

In order to deal with these environmental risks, the Department of Housing Local Government and Heritage and Department of Transport and the NTA are promoting the use of a naturebased approach to the management of urban rainwater runoff, or a “naturebased SuDS” approach, as an integral part of the design of all future urban projects. This nature-based approach brings multiple benefits, in addition to dealing with environmental pollution.

These include climate adaptation, better place-making and wellbeing & increased biodiversity.
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