04 Jan BigData4Rivers Project …
BIGDATA 4RIVERS partners are meeting in Athens, Greece from 22 to 23 January 2020
Two-day meeting of European partners and project teams of BIGDATA 4RIVERS held on 22 & 23 January 2020 in Athens.
The meeting was organized by the Regional Development Fund of Attica.
The first day included visits and guided tours to places of interest in Attica Region (Schinias National Park, Marathon Lake, Asopos River) where stakeholders had the opportunity to see specific case studies on big data management of water, as well as problems caused by pollution.
On the second day, the meetings of the Project Coordination and Technical Committee were held in the area of Technopolis in Athens, where important innovations and initiatives were discussed by all project partners.
During the Technical Committee, Lead Partner presented detailed plans for the definition of areas of interest and water management with the aim of optimizing water quality and utilizing waste for other uses. Then all the partners discussed the technical details of the project implementation and the problems that arise in their area.
The two days ended with a discussion on best practices for smarter water management and protection in the participating countries.
Kostas Karamarkos supported the Regional Development Fund as an Interreg Europe Expert, member of the Attica Regional Stakeholder’s Group.
BIGDATA4RIVERS is in essence a driver for the generation & exchange of information & knowledge enabling better planning processes & decision-making regarding the local/regional water management. The interregional learning process will allow partners to learn & support each other based on their own experiences in the EU Water Framework directives implementation
The project main outputs are:
- Joint analytical report aiming at identifying the main rivers’ water management policies in the project regions and compare the application level of the water sector European directives allowing partners to identify opportunities & improvement needs of their policy instruments (PI)
- Exchange of experiences activities (site visits, interregional training seminar and interregional workshop)
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