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first_imgStructures and natural mangrove/Desa Bedono (credits Wetlands International)Director of EcoShape Building with Nature, Henk Nieboer and Henk Ovink, Special Envoy for International Water Affairs of The Netherlands, have released the position paper about critical steps for upscaling Building with Nature.The two authors, invite the international water sector to join forces and scale up the Nature Based Solutions.Ovink and Nieboer argue in their paper that the following steps are critically important to achieve upscaling:Educate the new generation of engineers, designers, ecologists, policy makers, politicians and managers in the principles of Nature Based Solutions;Develop a credible narrative of Nature Based Solutions on landscape scale for various water related challenges, including business cases and examples of successful (pilot) projects;Implement large scale pilot projects worldwide and disseminate the experience and knowledge gained;Involve communities in the planning and implementation of nature based solutions and equip them with knowledge and financial means in order to scale up and sustain such solutions, working side by side with governments and private sector;Scale up existing pilots and replicate these in international consortia across the globe, in partnership with the financial sector (Multilateral Development Banks, the Green Climate Fund, governments, private sector and pension funds).EcoShape is a consortium of engineering firms, knowledge institutes, dredging companies, NGO’s and government agencies working together to develop, test and share knowledge about Building with Nature in pilot projects.Partners are Boskalis, Van Oord, Witteveen+Bos, Deltares, Wageningen University, Arcadis, Royal Haskoning DHV, HKV Lijn in Water, IHC, Vereniging van Waterbouwers, Wetlands International and Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management.last_img read more

first_imgNeal’s Funeral Home 306 S Walnut St. Osgood, IN 47037 812-689-4262James E. Foster, age 62 of Napoleon, passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017 in Indianapolis at Methodist Hospital. Born on April 19, 1955, James was the son of the late Stanley and Lorraine Goldsmith Foster. He grew up in a large family with six brothers and four sisters. On July 3, 1975, he married Cheryl Ann Roberts, who survives. A graduate of Jac-Cen-Del Jr-Sr High School, Jim went to work for Delta Faucet in 1975. He had held various positions with the company during the 42 years he worked for them, but most recently he was a hand jack operator.Not surprisingly, with coming from a huge family, family meant much to him. However, he kept active with other interests also. He enjoyed woodworking, especially scrollwork. He was a fantastic photographer even though he preferred never to be in the pictures. Taking road trips to enjoy the country and wild life was another enjoyable pastime. Some of his favorite destination trips included Siesta Key, Gatlinburg, and Gettysburg. The family commented that he enjoyed teasing and picking on his family even during the last hours of his life. One brother said, “Jim was a kind, gentle, happy-go-lucky guy.”Survivors include his wife Cheryl Foster at home and his daughter April Marie Foster and fiancé Lester Clark, Napoleon. His six brothers are Dennis (Janice) Foster, Nogales, AZ; Tim (Janet) Foster, Napoleon; Doug (Pam) Foster, Greensburg; Mick Foster, Greensburg; Johnny Paul (Lynn) Foster, Osgood; and Larry Mark (Phyllis) Foster, Greensburg. His four sisters are Diane Huening, Greensburg; Peggy (Duane Sizemore) Murray, Napoleon; Rita J. Foster, Greensburg; and Laurie Foster, Napoleon. Also surviving are his grandchildren Aaron Johnson, Alex Foster, and Allison Smitley; his mother-in-law Wanda Roberts, Napoleon; brother-in-law Mickey Roberts, Milan; and sister-in-law Kim McKinley, Myakka, FL. Jim was preceded in death by his parents and an infant son Samuel Edward Foster.Services will be held all in one day, Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood. Visitation will be from 3:30 – 6:30 P.M. with the funeral following at 6:30 P.M. Memorials may be made to donor’s choice. Arrangements were made by Neal’s Funeral Home of Osgood, Indiana.last_img read more

first_imgSuccessful BIH boxer Damir Beljo continued with victories and in the seventh fight held in Stuttgart he knocked out Albanian boxer Nusret Shalu, reports source.baIn seven matches he played he knocked out five opponents.Beljo said that the match was rather easy, and added that soon he’ll fight in Sarajevo and in Međugorje.In his career, 29 year old boxer from Mostar won many medals and championships and he was the champion of BiH seven times.last_img