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River Basin Adaptation Conference: register now!

Friday, 28 October 2016 Posted in Events, BeWater News, News

Registrations are now open for the River Basin Adaptation Conference, which will be held in Nova Gorica, Slovenia on 7 – 8 March 2017.

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The conference is open to practitioners, scientists, stakeholders and policy-makers, indeed anyone interested in considering strategies for adapting river basins in the face of climate change and other pressures. The aim is to share experiences and identify best-practices on science-society interactions for river basin management and climate change adaptation.

Citizens join experts to develop River Basin Adaptation Plans

Thursday, 22 September 2016 Posted in News, BeWater News, Pedieos Society, Cyprus

Citizens from around the Mediterranean have participated in adaptation planning for the management of their local river basin in the light of global change. Based on a novel approach developed over the course of the EU-funded BeWater project, stakeholders from four Case Study River Basins were engaged in a collaborative process with experts and policy makers.

The process has culminated in the drafting of four River Basin Adaptation Plans, aimed at fostering adaptation to climate change within the basins. The innovative participatory approach is not only replicable in other Mediterranean river basins, but could be used in other environmental decision-making processes or scaled up to develop guidelines of national and international relevance.

With future climate change projections for the Euro-Mediterranean region estimating an increase in water scarcity and droughts, substantial socioeconomic losses and environmental impacts are expected to significantly affect river basin dwellers. Sustainable water management strategies are needed urgently. To maximise their effectiveness, local communities must engage with such strategies and play an active role in their development.

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  • Iban Ameztoy

    Iban Ameztoy

    Joint Research Centre – European Commission (JRC)

Case Study Focus: Vipava

Vipava River Basin is located in the south-west of Slovenia and is part of Soča river basin area...read more

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