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EWP & partners kick off the STREAM project

Feb 1st, 2011 |

Brussels, January 2011. From 25 to 26 January, the European Water Partnership (EWP), MINERVA, MENON and Europe for Business launched the STREAM project in Brussels, Belgium. The STREAM project was recently awarded to a consortium in which the EWP is one of the main partners and will address the lack of dissemination of the results of earlier EU funded research and scientific projects. The project will bring these research results and technologies to the interest of potential uptakers through a diversified series of dissemination and communication actions tailored to the needs of the different categories of stakeholders.

The EWP’s activities include identifying the state of the art results in earlier EU-funded projects, making a detailed overview of EU legislation on water and making this information ready for targeted dissemination. Furthermore, the EWP will organize 4 policy seminars around Europe. STREAM has started on the 1st of January and will run for 2 years.

STREAM – Summary

The EU has invested considerable resources over the last decade to support the development of water technologies. As is often the case with innovative technologies, there are currently few resources to pursue this process in the needed scale, and the uptake potential of water technologies and other environmental technologies resulting from EU-funded research seems limited due to insufficient awareness of their developments and the opportunities they offer. Raising awareness among researchers, policy makers, businessmen and industries, as well as the large public is paramount to the full exploitation of these technologies which are able to boost economic growth and social welfare.

The STREAM project intends to tackle this issue by bringing these research results and water technologies to the interest of potential uptakers through a diversified series of dissemination and communication actions tailored to the needs of the different categories of stakeholders. These include Policy Seminars to be held in 3 different countries and also streamed online, a Final Symposium at the European Parliament in Brussels, 2 Summer Schools, e-learning courses, audiovisual materials, including videos and interviews, webinars for research events and participation in leading events.

The EWP is one of the four partners in this project and is responsible for identifying the state of the art results in earlier EU-funded projects, making a detailed overview of EU legislation on water and making this information ready for targeted dissemination. Furthermore, the EWP will organize the four policy seminars.





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