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News Conclusions of the "Regional Workshop for collaborating on IWRM Research: Southern Europe and Mediterranean region"

The "Regional Workshop for collaborating on IWRM Research: Southern Europe and Mediterranean region" took place in Valencia (Spain) last 10-11 June 2008. Its conclusions are already available online. The discussions were useful and provided IWRM-net with a lot if information to take forward. The next stage for IWRM-net is to integrate these discussions with the other discussions around Europe and the website and Knowledge Management Tool will be developed for this role over the summer.

The IWRM ERA-Net project - The strategic objective addressed by the project is developing long-term coordination among national / regional Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) related research programmes in Europe The members of IWRM-net are a network of national/regional programme managers, wishing to enhance good practices, both by transfer of knowledge, and by developing new tools and expertise in IWRM and research management. The workshop was one of a series of four to identify short-term research needs for water management.

This network aims to discuss the research needs within Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Greece, and ther similar countries and to include (but not exclusively) the following topics:
• The development of decision-support systems

  • for transfer of knowledge
  • for integrating different aspects of water management
  • for assessment and comparison of options
  • for participation, negotiation and consensus building

• water scarcity and managing extreme events

  • ephemeral streams
  • critical drought situations

Contact information Stephen Midgley, IWRM Project Officer, SNIFFER: 25 Greenside Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3AA (email:
Phone: +44 (0) 131 524 0971 ; Fax: +44 (0) 131 652 3670
News type Inbrief
File link
File link local Proceedings_valenciaSTRN_workshop.pdf (PDF, 54 Kb)
Source of information IWRM-Net
Keyword(s) IWRM, drought
Geographical coverage Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Greece
News date 01/07/2008
Working language(s) ENGLISH