Message from the Project Coordinator
Ingeborg Joris (VITO)
Welcome again to our new newsletter on the WaterProtect project. First of all I would like to take the opportunity to wish you a wonderful 2020!
It is the time of the year to look back and reflect on what happened in 2019 and you will find in this newsletter that for WaterProtect that was a lot. In our action labs, efforts continued in
raising awareness and
capacity building. Our team in Italy is bringing measures such as the mobile cleaning place to the farmyard to demonstrate to other farmers and the Polish and Romanian teams continue to
reach out to local actors, from school children to farmers and food producers.
Continued monitoring has increased our knowledge and understanding of what is going on in the catchments and this is shared with local actors in meetings and using our
newly developed apps.
We had the opportunity to exchange experiences and learn from each other in a series of workshops we had in
Ireland, Romania and Spain. In our action labs, our teams are starting to look beyond the project timeline and discussions have started on how to find ways to sustain the local actor involvement after the project, for instance by creating a
Water Fund as is explored in our Danish action lab.
Now we are
entering the final months of the project and you can expect to hear more from us as we will be sharing our achievements and findings with you.
I wish you a pleasant reading!
Scroll down to discover the approach and the activities
in our action labs.