International Conference SOIL AND WATER BIOENGINEERING

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The European Federation of Soil and Water Bioengineering (EFIB) in collaboration with the Institute of Soil and Water Bioengineering IBLB and BOKU Wien organise the International Conference Soil and WATER Bioengineering on Nature Based Solutions for Green and Blue Infrastructure held on the 23rd and 24th of April 2020 in Vienna.

Current ecological, economic and social crises push us to find sustainable solutions. This requires the introduction of a new attitude in planification: Green and Blue Infrastructure improve the ecological functioning of natural systems, provide essential ecosystem services for the welfare of people and maintain biodiversity. The aim of the International Conference SWB 2020 is to present and discuss current SWB approaches and processes from planification to implementation and state-of-the-art in the research for enhancing NBS and Green and Blue Infrastructure.

THEMATIC AREAS

Session 1 – Aquatic Ecosystems

  • River and wetland restoration and rehabilitation
  • Planification and integrated river basin management
  • Rain water management and SuDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems)
  • Constructed wetlands and plant purification

Session 2 – Terrestrial Ecosystems

  • Terrestrial ecosystems restoration and rehabilitation in urban and peri-urban areas
  • Restoration and remediation of land under extractive activities: mining, quarrying and landfilling
  • Design, construction and restoration of linear infrastructure networks (roads and highways, railway lines, power lines and pipelines)
  • Forest restoration in mountain areas, slope stabilization

Session 3 – Ecosystem-based Adaptation

  • Design, construction and deployment of Nature-based Solutions (NBS)
  • Ecosystem connectivity, biotope monitoring, habitat modelling, biodiversity, ecological resilience
  • Ecosystem service capacity, flow and demand
  • Integrated ecosystem assessment and life cycle management

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SCHEDULE 

OPEN Call for Abstracts: 1 September 2019 

DEAD LINE for Abstract Submission: 30 October 2019 

Acceptance of selected papers: 10 January 2020

Submission of full papers: 15 March 2020

Early registration: from 15 September 2019 till 15 January 2020 at swb2020@boku.ac.at

INTERESTING LINKS

http://swb2020vienna.com/

http://www.swb2020vienna.com/