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EPA 2016 H2020 Oct 7th 2016
“Biodiversity & Nature Based
Solutions”
Liam McCarton, Dr. Sean O’Hogain,
DTC Research Group...
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NATURE BASED SOLUTIONS
• Nature based solutions are both natural and
constructed systems, which utilise physical, chemic...
3
Water in a Circular Economy
Research & Innovation Needs
Horizon 2020 WP 2018-2020
Technology
Finance
Policy
Training
Res...
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Technology Portfolio
Technology
Market
Finance
Policy
Training
DTC
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14 oktober 2016
Demonstration Sites – Learn by Doing
Source: Kwint van den Berg, www.bergrecordings.com
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Economic Feasibility
Reused Water
Cost > Mains
Water
Resource
Recovery &
Reuse
Financing Reuse Projects
• Need to develo...
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Policy
Political: legislation / policy and management
• Current Legislation based on “Pollution Prevention”
• Circular E...
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NBS Constraints & Barriers DTC
• Lack of Demonstration Sites
in Ireland – “Learn by Doing”
• Finance
• Current Legislati...
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EPA H2020 SC5 Info Day: Biodiversity & Nature Based Solutions - Liam McCarton, Dr. Sean O’Hogain, DTC Research Group, Dublin Institute of Technology

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EPA H2020 SC5 Info Day: Biodiversity & Nature Based Solutions - Liam McCarton, Dr. Sean O’Hogain, DTC Research Group, Dublin Institute of Technology

  1. 1. 1 EPA 2016 H2020 Oct 7th 2016 “Biodiversity & Nature Based Solutions” Liam McCarton, Dr. Sean O’Hogain, DTC Research Group, Dublin Institute of Technology www.dit.ie/dtc
  2. 2. 2 NATURE BASED SOLUTIONS • Nature based solutions are both natural and constructed systems, which utilise physical, chemical and microbiological treatment processes. ECOSYSTEM SERVICES Added Value Ecosystem services are the benefits that humans receive from nature. • Within nature based solutions these benefits include • Climate change adaption, • Water / wastewater treatment, • Resource recovery & reuse and • Restoration of degraded ecosystems.
  3. 3. 3 Water in a Circular Economy Research & Innovation Needs Horizon 2020 WP 2018-2020 Technology Finance Policy Training Resource Recovery Restorative of Ecosystems Resilient
  4. 4. 4 Technology Portfolio Technology Market Finance Policy Training DTC
  5. 5. 5 14 oktober 2016 Demonstration Sites – Learn by Doing Source: Kwint van den Berg, www.bergrecordings.com
  6. 6. 6 Economic Feasibility Reused Water Cost > Mains Water Resource Recovery & Reuse Financing Reuse Projects • Need to develop new business models, Need to Cost added value (for. Ex ecosystem services)
  7. 7. 7 Policy Political: legislation / policy and management • Current Legislation based on “Pollution Prevention” • Circular Economy (Reuse, Recovery, Recycle) Requires legislation based on “Fit for Purpose” Resource Recovery Circular Economy
  8. 8. 8 NBS Constraints & Barriers DTC • Lack of Demonstration Sites in Ireland – “Learn by Doing” • Finance • Current Legislation • NBS are site specific solutions – replicability ? • Training, Education, Skills Technology Market Finance Policy Training

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