Best wishes to all for the festive season and for the new year 2017!
As we draw to the end of a year of intense activity in BeWater, we mark the shift into the final project phase with the launch of the outscaling campaign and a major push towards sharing the project approach, experiences and outputs.
One of the key products and culmination of the long iterative process was the publication of River Basin Adaptation Plans for each of the Case Study River Basins; read on to hear how some progress has already been made towards their implementation. And following BeWater participation in COP22 and EFIMED Week, international events for the new year include the River Basin Adaptation Conference, European Policy Event and Concertation Workshop. Also, don’t miss the update on the fruitful collaboration with GWP-MED’s Youth Initiative in Tunisia.
Citizens join experts to develop River Basin Adaptation Plans
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.
Sharing the BeWater experience with the international community at COP22
The BeWater approach and results have been presented at numerous international, European and Mediterranean conferences and workshops on water and adaptation, as on the recent United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change COP22 Conference in Marrakech, Morocco.
Building synergies to strengthen the Tunisian youth’s role in water resources management and climate change adaptation
The Global Water Partnership – Mediterranean (GWP-Med) has been leading a synergy of great added value for strengthening the Tunisian youth’s role in advocacy and decision-making with regards to water resources management and climate change adaptation. Continue reading
Closing act for BeWater’s involvement with the Tunisian youth
BeWater recently concluded its involvement with the Tunisian youth in the Rmel River Basin and the Zaghouan Region. This was a youth initiative jointly developed with the Global Water Partnership’s “Youth for Water and Climate” since mid 2015, to raise the Tunisian youth’s voice with regards to water resources management and climate change adaptation, both at national and international level. A closing event was held for the youth initiative consisting of two successive workshops on 12 and 19 November 2016.
River Basin Adaptation Conference Nova Gorica, Slovenia
7 - 8 March 2017 “Society as a key player in river basin adaptation for global change” will be the final conference of the BeWater project addressing the urgent need for adaptation plans to outline how individual river basins can prepare for the impacts of climate change. Last weeks to submit abstracts presentations. Due date is 9 January 2017.
The BeWater project is entering its final phase, with the launch of the BeWater project oustscaling campaign. Having worked for the past three years with local stakeholders in Pedieos, Tordera, Rmel and Vipava, it is now time to reach out to the wider community sharing the experiences obtained during the project.