Landscape Restoration – can it improve water security in Sweden and beyond?

WEBINAR PRESENTATIONS & RECORDING

Lars Laestadius, SLU Department of Forest Ecology and Management and Director at Eco-Innovation Foundation

Izabella Koziell, CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE)

Aida Bargues Tobella, SLU Department of Forest Ecology & Management and Focali

Susan Chomba, Regreening Africa, World Agroforestry (ICRAF)

Ulf Johansson, IKEA

Rafael Chaves, Brazilian Society for Ecological Restoration – SOBRE

Anita Bergstedt, Länsstyrelsen Västra Götaland

RECORDING COMING SOON


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Welcome to our webinar where we are highlighting the opportunities that landscape restoration provides for water, climate and biodiversity!

Safe access to clean water is a growing challenge, and Sweden is no exception. Landscape restoration can provide a solution for improving water security whilst simultaneously benefitting people and the environment. Global warming, extended periods of drought and increasingly erratic precipitation patterns are presenting unprecedented challenges and put pressure on water-related ecosystem services which our landscape’s productivity is reliant on.

These services are also crucial to the achieving many of the SDGs, something that ‘The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration’ is aiming to highlight. This new decade commences 2021, and we believe that Swedish actors also can contribute to this work!

Therefore, we are welcoming you to this webinar where we will discuss the importance of landscape restoration and the management of productive landscapes!

Such landscapes – with efficient and sustainable agriculture, agroforestry, forestry, industry and societies – are reliant on and affect water flows. So how can we better integrate water in policy, business and land management approaches? How does land restoration support water security? What are the national and international frameworks that regulate this? Which knowledge do Swedish actors have that can be shared with other parts of the world? What can we learn from other countries and apply to our own landscape, which is constantly changing?


SPEAKERS

Lars Laestadius, Adjunct Lecturer at SLU Department of Forest Ecology and Management and Director at Eco-Innovation Foundation
Izabella Koziell, Program Director at CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE)
Aida Bargues Tobella, Postdoctoral Researcher at SLU Department of Forest Ecology & Management and Focali
Susan Chomba, Programme Manager for Regreening Africa, World Agroforestry (ICRAF)
Ulf Johansson, Global Wood Supply & Forestry Manager at IKEA
Rafael Chaves, President of the Brazilian Society for Ecological Restoration – SOBRE
Anita Bergstedt, Länsstyrelsen Västra Götaland – the project ”Nature-based solutions against flooding”


PROGRAMME

10.15 Welcome and introduction

10.25 Inspirational talks

Presentation: Are the stars aligning for landscape restoration? Lars Laestadius, Adjunct Lecturer at SLU Department of Forest Ecology and Management and World Resource Institute

Presentation: Landscape Restoration: is it a case of nature or nurture? Izabella Koziell, Program Director at CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE)

10.55 Interactive session – audience presentation

11.05 Short break

11.15 Water in the landscape

Presentation: Opportunities to improve water security through forest and landscape restoration, Aida Bargues Tobella at Focali, SLU Department of Forest Ecology and Management and ICRAF

11.30 Interactive session – audience present their restoration related work

11.45 LUNCH BREAK

12.45 Speed talks

Presentation: Regreening Africa—what it takes and what it doesn’t, Susan Chomba at ICRAF and the project Reversing Land Degradation in Africa by Scaling-up Evergreen Agriculture (Regreening Africa)

Presentation: Sow a seed, how can we restore our degraded rainforests, Ulf Johansson at IKEA and the Sow-a-Seed project

Presentation: Mission: Impossible – bottom-up restoration in Brazil, Rafael Chaves at Brazilian Society for Ecological Restoration – SOBRE

Presentation: Landscape restoration with Nature Based Solutions, Anita Bergstedt at Länsstyrelsen Västra Götaland

13.20 Energizer

13.25 Interactive World Café session: 4x break-out groups

13:50 Feedback from World Café groups

14.10 Concluding thoughts and next steps

14.30 End


Date

2020-09-23

Time

10:15 – 15:30

Organisers

SIWI Swedish Water House
Agroforestry Network
Focali
SIANI
SLU
WWF

Venue

Online Event

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