The opening conference of the project entitled "Creating Blue-Green Infrastructure in the city of Piastów"
On 26 May 2022, the opening conference of the project entitled "Creating Blue-Green Infrastructure in the city of Piastów" took place at the Municipal Cultural Centre in Piastów. The organiser of the event entitled "GREEN-BLUE INFRASTRUCTURE AS A TOOL OF CITIES TO PREVENT AND FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGES", was organised by the City of Piastów together with partners: Polish Green Roofs Association (PSDZ) and Norwegian Association for Green Infrastructure (NFGI).
The conference was opened by the Mayor of Piastów, Grzegorz Szuplewski, who welcomed the guests and introduced the project partners.
The floor was then taken by Marta Weber-Siwirska, Chairperson of PSDZ, and David Vernon Brasfield, Chairperson of NFGI.
Special guests invited to the conference were: Izabela Puczyłowska (National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management), Krzysztof Rymuza (Starost of the Pruszków Poviat) and Dariusz Geller (President of the Polish-Norwegian Society).
The substantive part began with a speech by Ireneusz Bieńkowski, Project Manager, who presented the assumptions of the project " Creating Blue-Green Infrastructure in the city of Piastów ", the planned activities and the results and benefits of its implementation.
The speakers focused on the problems of using green-blue infrastructure in the processes of mitigation and adaptation to climate change, rainwater retention and the role of green roofs and living walls as tools used in these activities. The speakers also answered questions posed by conference participants. The conference was chaired by Marta Weber-Siwirska, Chairperson of the Polish Green Roofs Association.
David Vernon Brasfield - Norwegian examples of drought and flood prevention
Gonçalo Liberato - Norwegian examples of rainwater management
Ewa Walter - Using blue-green infrastructure in climate change mitigation and adaptation processes
Ewa Burszta Adamiak - Rainwater retention through green-blue infrastructure solutions
Katarzyna Wróblewska - Adaptation of plants to changing climatic conditions
Justyna Rubaszek - Green roofs as a tool for mitigation and adaptation to climate change
Daniel Skarżyński Vertical gardens as an innovative tool for mitigation and adaptation to climate change