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BeWater Participatory Approach the focus of Pedieos General Meeting

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 Posted in News, BeWater 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, News, BeWater 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, News, BeWater 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 News, BeWater 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 News, BeWater 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 News, Edition 1, August 2014

Thursday, 07 August 2014 Posted in News, Newsletter

bewater-news-ed1 250The first edition of BeWater News is now available, featuring an introduction to the project and the four Case Study River Basins. You will also find reports on the first Stakeholder Workhops held in the four regions, information on how you can get involved in spreading the BeWater message and more!

BeWater News, Edition 1, August 2014



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

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 Posted in News, BeWater 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.

Stakeholders from the Rmel River Basin Participate in Water Management

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 Posted in News, BeWater News, Rmel Society, Tunisia

Rmel 3هذا المقال باللغة العربية

The Rmel River Basin stakeholder meeting was held on 24 June, 2014 in the governorate of Zaghouan. The timing of the workshop was strategic, coinciding as it did with the emergence of democratic rules within the water resource community in the region.

The National Research Institute for Rural Engineering Water and Forestry (INRGREF) hosted the event which gathered around 30 participants, dealing directly or indirectly with the water. The participants included farmers, water user associations, official representatives, educators, environmental NGO's, members of the tourism and industry sectors and agricultural unions.

Stakeholders from Pedieos River Basin Join the Debate

Friday, 04 July 2014 Posted in News, BeWater News

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Cyrus stakeholderResearch conducted by The Cyprus Institute indicates that in the near future Cyprus will experience more drought years, more extreme rainfall events and more days with temperatures above 35 ⁰C.

The first BeWater Project workshop at The Cyprus Institute gathered environmentalists, community leaders, town planners as well as businesses and officials from water, agriculture and environmental sectors. Together they identified the key challenges for the future of water management in the Pedieos River Basin in Cyprus.

World Water Week 2014

Thursday, 03 July 2014 Posted in Events, News, BeWater News

WWW 250 2World Water Week, hosted and organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), will take place in Stockholm, Sweden from 31 August - 5 September, 2014.

Taller de Stakeholders a La Tordera

Wednesday, 02 July 2014 Posted in Tordera Society, Spain , News, BeWater News

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IMGP1414El projecte BeWater va engegar la seva primera sèrie de tallers el passat 28 de maig a la Tordera. El CREAF, responsable d'aquest cas d'estudi, juntament amb altres socis del projecte, es va reunir amb actors locals claus per tal de presentar-los el projecte, recollir les perspectives locals en relació a l'estat de la conca i discutir els possibles impactes del canvi global.

La sessió va començar amb la presentació del CREAF de les seves investigacions amb relació als escenaris futurs de canvi global i els seus impactes, que indiquen que hi haurà una reducció de cabals disponibles per a diferents usos i per a funcions ambientals, un increment de temperatura, un seguit de canvis de les condicions climàtiques i dels efectes que tot això pot tenir en sectors claus com ara l'agricultura.

BeWater at World Water Week 2014

Wednesday, 02 July 2014 Posted in News, BeWater News

WWW 2014 2 BeWater partner Corporation Blue has been invited to present their Water and Energy Policy Review results and the BeWater Project at the 2014 World Water Week in Stockholm.

World Water Week is one of the largest annual water events in the world and combines ministers, researchers, private sector, NGOs, donors and other International Organisations who present their work on a specific annual theme. It also includes large selections of high level panel events, workshops and side events where much discussion and exchange takes place with participants from developed countries and developing partner countries.

Final Stakeholder Workshop in Pedieos River Basin

Monday, 30 June 2014 Posted in Events, News, BeWater News, Pedieos Society, Cyprus

DSC06607 tamassos dam feb2013The final Stakeholder Workshop in Pedieos River Basin, Cyrus

2 July, 2014
Pedieos, Cyprus

The final BeWater stakeholder meeting will take place in Pedieos, Cyprus.  The meeting will bring together Consortium partners and key local stakeholders continuing the stakeholder interaction meetings at local level.



BeWater Presentation and Side Events at Green Week 2014

Thursday, 26 June 2014 Posted in News, BeWater News

BeWATERBRUSSELS3Green Week 2014, the biggest annual conference on European environment policy, took place in Brussels from 3-5 June, 2014. This year the focus was on Circular Economy, Resource Efficiency & Waste.

Within the framework of Green Week 2014, BeWater project partners Europe for Business Ltd presented the objectives and approaches of the ongoing BeWater Project – Society Adapting to Global Change.

La Tordera Stakeholder Workshop Report

Monday, 23 June 2014 Posted in News, BeWater News

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IMGP1414The BeWater project launched its first series of meetings on 28 May in La Tordera, Catalonia, Spain. CREAF, the local case study leader, together with consortium partners, met key local stakeholders in order to introduce the project, hear local perspectives on the state of the river basin and discuss potential global change impacts.

The session started with CREAF presenting their findings on the impacts and future global change scenarios, indicating a reduction of water flows available for different users and for environmental functions, temperature increase, changes in climatic conditions and the effects all this may have on key sectors, such as agriculture.

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