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Overview of the ISSUES seminar series....

1. Integrating Sciences to Sustain Urban Ecosystem Services
2. From the laboratory to action: science and policy-makers
3. Futures & uncertainties 
4. We have the technology; the challenge is decision-making
5. Managing the land-water duality
6. Weighing-up the benefits


Seminar Topics

1: Integrating Sciences to Sustain Urban Ecosystem Services

Venue:

BRE, Watford

Date: March 7th 2008

Presentations available:

  • The role of urban water in the provision of ecosystem services
  • How does the 'health' of the water-body impact on service provision?
  • What are the implications of this on the social, environmental & economic management of urban spaces?
  • Is this knowledge of use to practitioners? Can it be used to inform developments in resource management & policy?
Agenda with links to slides Photos

2: From the laboratory to action: science and policy-makers

Venue:

Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh.

Date:

May 15th 2008

Presentations available:

  • How can natural scientists, social scientists, economists & non-academics better collaborate to sustain ecosystem services?
  • Many models, approaches and indicators are already available: why aren't they being used? Bad tools or bad communication?
  • Case studies; where research has informed policy development e.g. SUDS (Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems) in Scotland;initiatives that encourage recycling, reuse and waste minimisation
Agenda with link to slides Report

3: Futures & uncertainties 

Venue:

BGS, Nottingham.

Date:

November 3rd 2008

Presentations available:

  • The impact of climate change and extreme environmental and socio-economic drivers on urban ecosystem services
  • Interactions between the natural and built environment; geomorphology, stormwater management and biodiversity
  • Strategies for low impact living e.g. waste management and building design
  • Managing urban water-bodies in the face of uncertainty
Agenda with link to slides

4: We have the technology; the challenge is decision-making

Venue:

University of Northampton.

Date:

March 19th 2009

Presentations available:

  • Do we already have the technologies we need to sustain urban ecosystem services? If so what are these?
  • Technologies articulate and imply social relationships: what are the appropriate social relationships and what are the societal impacts of the technologies we use?
  • Does our approach to governance influence the development of technology? Or is it the other way round?
Agenda with link to slides Photos

5:Managing the land-water duality 

Venue:

Berlin, Germany

Date:

September 18th 2009

Presentations available:

  • How do alternative strategies for urban planning, waste, stormwater and ecological provision impact on human health?
  • Is encouraging recreation in urban areas a potential hazard to human health?
  • If there are any risks, how can these be managed?
Agenda with link to slides Photos

6: Weighing-up the benefits 

Venue:

University of Abertay Dundee. Scotland.

Date:

March 8th and 9th 2010

Presentations and photos coming soon:

  • UK National Ecosystem Assessment
  • Valuing’ ecosystem services in practice
  • Community engagement approaches and opportunities
  • Researchers and practitioners - working together works!
  • Master-planning for Ecosystem Services - workshop
  • New horizons - Ecosystem services - a catalyst for interdisciplinary research.
  • Environmental Art, communicating culture and ecology
  • Taking ISSUES forward
Agenda with link to slides Photos



ISSUES is jointly coordinated by Dr Lian Scholes (Middlesex University) and Dr. Rebecca Wade (University of Abertay Dundee)
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