Project partners and a representative from the European Commission met in Brussels on 24 April for the first BeWater Steering Committee Meeting. Reflections on the first 6 months of the project and presentations on the BeWater Approach, Quality Assurance, Evaluation Methodology, Communications and Policy Issues led to useful discussion clarifying roles and responsibilities in the project and identifying important next steps.
The afternoon session was dedicated to discussion on stakeholder identification and participation in the 4 Case Study River Basins and the forthcoming Stakeholder workshops, which will be held between May and July in Tordera (Spain), Vipava (Slovenia), Rmel (Tunisia) and Pedieos (Cyprus). The project will be presented to stakeholders and methodology for drafting Water Management Options will be shared and discussed with meeting attendees. Participants from EFIMED presented the BeWater website and Communications Strategy and a draft methodology for identifying Water Management Options for the 4 Case Study River Basins.
BeWater is an EU FP7-Collaborative Project that will promote dialogue and collaboration between science and society in sustainable water management and adaptation to the impacts of global change in the Mediterranean. BeWater is financed through the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission is under the Science in Society initiative.
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