Message from the Project Coordinator
Piet Seuntjens (VITO)
I am pleased to present you the second issue of the WaterProtect newsletter. In this issue we update you on the progress of our Horizon 2020 project.
The specific scope of WaterProtect is to work together with actors in action labs to ensure adoption of management and mitigation strategies as to reduce the loads of nutrients and pesticides to the groundwater and surface water.
I am proud to see that the action labs are getting up to speed and produce the first concrete results. The first
participatory pesticide and nutrient monitoring
programmes are being established and data in the action labs are harmonized.
All action labs intimately work together with farmers in a multi actor setting and I am happy to see the positive reactions by the farmers to get engaged in the project.
Surely this is the result of careful preparation and management of the interaction events by our action lab leaders.
I believe that we are succeeding in bringing knowledge closer to the actors through the governance process and
I hope we can further continue this transparent, trustful and coherent path in the coming months and learn from each other’s experiences.
I wish you a pleasant reading!
Scroll down to discover the activities and progress that has been made in our action labs.