Partner Event

Rewilding Waterways: Restoring Nature’s Flow

28 November 2023
16:00 - 18:00 Europe/Rome

We will host this virtual community gathering on the topic ‘Rewilding Waterways: Restoring Nature’s Flow’ on Tuesday, November 28th at 4:00PM CET/3:00PM BST/7:00AM PDT. The duration of the event will be of 90 minutes.

The Rewilding Community of Practice aims to build a network of rewilding enthusiasts and professionals who can exchange ideas and information to help build a better world.

This is a fantastic opportunity for budding and more experienced rewilders to learn more about what it takes to rewild waterways from four experienced practitioners with very different approaches to rewilding but have a shared passion for preserving our most precious resource for future generations.

We hope you will join us in our effort to scale our collective impact and rewild our planet!

The Speakers

Nick Steiner (Permanick), Lena Hommes (Wageningen University PhD) and Hanna Öllös & Jonas Sommer (Biking4Biodiversity)

Nick Steiner, Founder of Permanick

Meet Nick Steiner, founder of Permanick and a passionate advocate for one of our most crucial resources—water. By highlighting the significance of water cycles and how to restore them, he empowers and supports busy landowners to achieve more with less effort. Nick’s expertise spans securing drinking water, mitigating droughts and floods, and fostering regenerative landscapes. During this event, Nick wil share insights on how to create healthy and functional ecosystems around us with a specific focus on the use of water in regenerative agriculture.

Lena Hommes PhD, Political Ecology and Water Governance Researcher

Lena Hommes is a researcher in political ecology and water governance in Europe and Latin America. She has worked as lecturer and post-doc researcher at the Water Resources Management Group at Wageningen University on topics related to environmental and water justice, as well as with the German development cooperation in Peru on urban drinking water and sanitation management. More recently Lena has focused on the discussions and conflicts triggered by river restoration projects. She is particularly interested in understanding the diverging ideas and interests about whether nature and rivers should be restored, and howwhere and to what degree that should and could be done. In her talk, Lena will share some insights from her research on conflicts around river restoration, specifically dam removal in Spain.

Hanna Öllös & Jonas Sommer, Ecologists and Founders of Biking4Biodiversity

Hanna and Jonas are two ecologists who embarked on a unique journey which they called Biking4Biodiversity. They are on a journalistic conservation mission, cycling across over 20 countries and 20.000 km to discover and share initiatives and the people behind them, who dedicate their lives to the protection of local biodiversity. Through their journey they want to inspire collaborative action based on community conservation, solidarity and climate justice. Local communities are the core of their journey, as they meet organizations, initiatives and individuals in each country and learn about their efforts, challenges and successes in protecting their local nature. After 1,5 years on the road and 17 countries crossed by bicycle, they will be oining the event from Vietnam.

Further event information

Following the speakers’ conversation there will be time for questions from the audience. The event will be a participatory event taking place on Zoom.


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