AQUATAP-ES Stakeholders Event on the science-policy-practice connection

The Water JPI and AQUATAP-ES network organized on 22nd June 2021 a stakeholders showcase event on “Aquatic ecosystem services on the science-policy-practice connection: challenges and opportunities”. This virtual event brought together researchers, water and catchment managers and policy-makers from European and International institutions and stakeholders, Member States, universities and research institutes. Its aim was to identify common challenges and solutions to integrating the Ecosystem Services Approach into everyday management of our waters.

After a presentation of the key achievements of  the AQUATAP- ES network over its 24-month lifespan, the webinar offered a high-level panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities of integrating the Ecosystems services approach into everyday management of our water resource. The panel also discussed the sustainability of the AQUATAP-ES network and the future for the Thematic Annual Programming (TAP) action. A Question and Answer session was facilitated with attendees’ questions being put to the panel for consideration and discussion.

The success of the event was undoubtedly enabled by the support and open discussion of the distinguished high-level panel of experts and key stakeholders; namely Ronald de Bruin (Director of the COST Association), Panagiotis Balabanis (Head of Sector water, DG RTD), Mostafa Panahi (Environmental and Energy Economics Expert IPBES), Prof. Mary Kelly Quinn (AQUATAP-ES Scientific Coordinator 2019-2020) and Nihat Zal (Water Resources, Water Scarcity and Droughts Expert, EEA).

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As part of the event, some of the projects that participated in the AQUATAP action on Ecosystem Services realized a video that briefly illustrates their projects objectives and main results.

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published on 2021/05/20 10:27:00 GMT+1 last modified 2021-07-28T09:42:59+01:00