Castle Debates: Working Wetlands (Free)
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Castle Debates: Working Wetlands (Free)

When: 22nd May 2018
Where: Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
12 Great George Street
Parliament Square
London SW1P 3AD
United Kingdom
Contact: Jackie Stone

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What is the potential for working wetlands?

The great promise of natural capital thinking is that money can be better targeted to create economic value if the benefits of investing in nature are properly valued.

Realising that promise requires rigorous understanding of the costs of degraded environments, the benefits of improved environments, and where they fall.

Wetlands are among the most cost-effective habitats to invest in, delivering amenity, flood relief, better water quality and carbon sequestration. Wetlands designed to maximise these benefits are known as “working wetlands”.

Working wetlands can create value extremely efficiently, yet there is little effective policy to promote wetland creation and restoration. What is the potential for working wetlands? Why has so little policy been focused on their potential? How can forthcoming policy decisions deliver the best investments? This Castle Debate will explore the answers.



Pamela Castle OBE



Martin Spray CBE, Chief Executive, Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

Miles King, Chief Executive, People Need Nature

Charlie Stratford, Wetland Hydrologist Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and, member, Natural Capital Committee

Organised by Pamela Castle OBE



09.00 - 09.30am registration and refreshments

09.30 - 11.30am speaker presentations, Q&A


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