Integrated nature-based solutions (NBS) for urban flood resilience in Singapore
*note: this event is closed
The objective of this technical workshop is to explore the design and benefits of nature based solutions in the design of stormwater infrastructure in Singapore, as part of the Active, Beautiful, Clean Waters (ABC Waters) Programme. The session will include site visits to completed ABC Waters project sites that demonstrate solutions which can (1) mitigate storm events, e.g. floodplain design; (2) detain and treat stormwater runoff; and (3) achieve social and environmental benefits.
The session will be co-led by PUB Singapore’s National Water Authority and the World Bank, with about 30 participants from World Bank’s client countries, external practitioners, and decision-makers.
The site visit will be followed by a mini studio exercise for an identified area for participants to have a go at the actual planning and designing process on a small scale catchment. The studio exercise will allow participants to gain a quick first-hand experience in the technical design process that landscape architects, planners, and engineers undergo in developing integrated nature based drainage infrastructure for climate resilience. The event will close with participants’ presentation of their respective studio projects, reflection on key learning points, and development of a plan for applying the new information and experience in their own projects and day-to-day operations.
Organizer: Urban Floods Community of Practice, World Bank
Partner Organizations: PUB Singapore’s National Water Agency