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Workshop “Water for Integration – Integration for Water”, ISOE-EWP

Sep 28th, 2009 |

The 3rd Aquawareness stakeholder meeting received input by the European Workshop “Water for Integration – Integration for Water” organized by the Institute for Social-Ecological Research (ISOE) in cooperation with European

Informal networking after the workshop

Informal networking after the workshop

Partnership (EWP) in Brussels. Participants from science, European institutions, research funding agencies and the private sector discussed about the requirements and barriers of integrated water research and concluded on how these challenges can be addressed in future and how to facilitate an open exchange between science and policy. They called on politicians for forcing integrated research in the water sector, on researchers for launching joint initiatives and for looking behind the water cycle as Thomas Kluge from the ISOE pointed out in his closing remark. With regard to policy, the discussion revealed the urgent needs for strengthening adequate funding schemes or joint calls for integrated research; transparent quality criteria; an intermediate platform between science, decision makers and stakeholders; and taking account for already existing knowledge and better knowledge sharing.

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