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Join Dr Rebecca Wade from Abertay University on this journey through the multiple functions and benefits to be realised from well-designed blue green infrastructure. From functional flooding, diffuse pollution control and urban climate adaptation, to biodiversity, amenity, public health & well-being and economic gains.
Rebecca will also share her experiences of re-engineering rivers using natural forms and processes to assist with natural flood management and habitat restoration from Scotland and the US.
Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science at Abertay University in Dundee
Rebecca works across disciplines to research and promote engineering and management that can benefit society and nature. Prior to joining the Abertay in 2002, Rebecca completed her doctoral training in Physical Geography at Dundee University in 1998 and worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Illinois, USA.
Rebecca has a wide range of experience in the field, having worked in water and ecosystem management in urban environments in Brazil, river channel dynamics in the USA and Scotland, diffuse pollution mitigation in urban and rural environments in Scotland, and low-carbon initiatives and energy efficiency through stormwater management in the EU. Rebecca is also a passionate STEM ambassador and Athena Swan leader, helping to promote STEM subjects and equality in STEM through working with Abertay University, in schools, and via public engagement activities and science festivals.
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