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Water & Energy Around the Mediterranean

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 Posted in BeWater News, News

RevolveArticle tb 300The BeWater project was featured in a special edition of Revolve magazine "Water & Energy Around the Mediterranean". The article, "Adapting to Climate Change in River Basins" was written based on research carried out in BeWater's Policy Watch work package.

Raising Awareness in the Regions

Monday, 26 January 2015 Posted in BeWater News, News

RmelA challenge, but also an opportunity, of the BeWater Project is how to promote the adaptive water management approach for water basins. This involves integrating scientific thinking with sociological considerations to tackle the alarming global change projections pointing to increasing water scarcity and drought in the Mediterranean.

BeWater promotes dialogue and collaboration between science and society, aiming for adaptation to the global change impacts; it is putting into process a transition from a technologically-focused river basin management approach to a stakeholder driven, bottom-up process ensuring social empowerment and joint responsibility.

Citizens and scientists discuss water management challenges in Tordera

Thursday, 15 January 2015 Posted in BeWater News, News

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December 12th in the afternoon, at the Domus Sent Soví in Hostalric BeWater held a new workshop.

This session applied an innovative methodology proposed by this European project, which is also implemented in other 3 different Mediterranean countries: Slovenia, Cyprus and Tunisia. BeWater project uses an iterative process for mutual learning in order to guarantee that local actors have an active role in the definition of suitable strategies for river basin management.

Open Call to participate in the European Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2015

Tuesday, 13 January 2015 Posted in Events, BeWater News, News

ECCA logo 250BeWater partner Ecologic Institute's Water Team is chairing a session at the European Climate Change Adaptation Conference (ECCA) 2015 which will take place in Copenhagen from May 12 – 14, 2015.

The session is entitled: Governance of Drought Adaptation in Europe: Different Regions, same Challenges?

Pedieos partners featured on Sigma TV

Monday, 15 December 2014 Posted in BeWater News, News, Pedieos Society, Cyprus

Dr. Elias Giannakis from the Pedieos River Basin talks on the subject of Climate Change and BeWater project outcomes on Sigma TV.

Video of first BeWater meeting in Sant Celoni

Monday, 15 December 2014 Posted in Tordera Society, Spain , BeWater News, News

Watch the video of first BeWater Stakeholder meeting in Sant Celoni (in Catalan, subtitled).

GEP - BeWater meeting

Tuesday, 09 December 2014 Posted in BeWater News, News, Vipava Society, Slovenia

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The objective of the GEP - BeWater meeting, held on 26 September 2014, was the presentation of hydrogeological and spatial surveys on the Slovenian border area.

Mapping the Challenges of Global Change in Tordera

Wednesday, 03 December 2014 Posted in Events, BeWater News, News

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The BeWater project team will meet stakeholders in Tordera on 12 December for a workshop to share ideas and work together to address the challenges of global change in the River Basin.

Science, Innovation & Society International Conference

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 Posted in Events, BeWater News, News

SIS Rome 250Rome hosted an international event on science, innovation and society from 19 - 21 November, to promote dialogue and close cooperation between science and society stakeholders.

Participants had the opportunity to engage with high-level speakers on issues revolving around 6 key areas: public engagement, gender equality, science education, ethics, open science and governance.

BeWater Participatory Approach the focus of Pedieos General Meeting

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 Posted in BeWater News, News, Pedieos Society, Cyprus, Rmel Society, Tunisia


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Stakeholder engagement, Water Management Option design and participative methodology were the hot topics for the BeWater General Meeting held in Nicosia, Cyprus, from 21-23 October 2014.

The main focus of the meeting was on the four Case Study River Basins(CSRBs), with feedback on the BeWater participatory approach and initial stakeholder engagement.


EIP Water Conference 2014

Friday, 19 September 2014 Posted in Events, BeWater News, News

EIP 250 2The European Innovation Partnership on Water Conference will be held in Barcelona, Spain on 5 November, 2014.

The EIP Water facilitates the development of innovative solutions to address major water challenges.

Call for Papers – TRUST Final Conference

Thursday, 04 September 2014 Posted in Events, BeWater News, News

TRUSTThe Cities of the Future Final Conference – Transitions to the Urban Water Services of Tomorrow (TRUST) will be held in Muelheim an der Ruhr, Germany from 28 – 30 April, 2015.

The call for papers is now open!

The Water Cycle and Climate Change in the Mediterranean

Wednesday, 03 September 2014 Posted in BeWater News, News

cyclome medTwo recent papers highlight issues related to climate change impacts on the water cycle in the Mediterranean region.

The impact of climate change on vegetation and the water cycle was studied in a paper published in Regional Environmental Change. The study predicted the future of Euro-Mediterranean vegetation distribution, carbon dynamics, and water budget using simulations based on the Lund-Potsdam-Jena (LPJ) model.

The 24th Annual World Water Week

Tuesday, 02 September 2014 Posted in BeWater News, News

WWW PR1The 24th annual World Water Week takes place this week in Stockholm, Sweden. Organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), the 2014 edition explores the theme of "Energy and Water".

The interdependent relationship between water and energy has been overlooked in the past, but as the global population increases, so does the demand for food and energy and, in turn, the demand for vulnerable water resources. The challenge of providing and sustaining clean drinking water and energy for all is becoming a critical issue. This year's event will  open a dialogue between collaborating organisations, as well as individuals from around the globe, to promote awareness and knowledge and work towards joint solutions.

BeWater workshop in Ajdovščina: The First interaction with stakeholders in Vipava, Slovenia

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 Posted in BeWater News, News

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Photo1 250The BeWater project actively involves stakeholders from the Vipava river basin in a participatory process about water use and water management. Society is involved in the dialogue with the aim of designing a plan for adaptation to climate change in the Vipava region.

According to the data from the Environmental Agency of Slovenia, the average annual temperature in the Vipava river basin (Bilje) will rise by 1.3 °C by 2030, which will result in changes such as reduced precipitation of approximately 5% in the summer season and increased precipitation of approximately 2% in the winter season. Experts also estimate that extreme weather events in the future will lead to socio-economic losses and will have a significant impact on the environment.

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