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AN INTERVIEW OF THE WATER JPI COORDINATOR

European efforts to meet the current water RDI standards in Europe will be formulated in three coordinated directions: Horizon 2020, the Water JPI and the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Water”: so declared professor Enrique Playan, the Water JPI coordinator to the review” International Innovation”.

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SYNERGIES BETWEEN JPIs AND RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURES

Representatives of the coordination team of Water JPI took part in the workshop “Towards a Roadmap for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research Infrastructures in Europe” organized by the Unit Research Infrastructures of the European Commission on last 19-20 March in Brussels.

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WATER JPI and EIP on water presented in Rome

The annual workshop organized by the Italian “Accademia nazionale dei Lincei” to celebrate the World Water Day focused this year on the economic impact of floods and other water related hazards such as drought. The event gathered as speakers many scientists from the main Italian institutions, research centres and universities dealing with hydro-geological upheaval and the evaluation of its economic and social costs.

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Short News on World Water Day

International World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. On the occasion of World Water Day on 22 March, celebrations and events are taking place worldwide to raise awareness on water issues.(I am not aware of the photos usage policy you use, so please let me know if it is necessary I help with that. Thank you)

The increased globalization of scientific research

Global society operates as a network of creativity and innovation. Indicators of research activities bear witness to an explosion of scientific capacity and a strong trend toward international collaboration. An article by John Sexton published in the journal "Scientific American" shows that the creativity of a nation is supported by international cooperation and many countries see science and technology as a way to build or reinforce their economy. The paper is availble here.

Flood analysis using satellite data

A recent paper available from here gives an overview of the use of the Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) sensors for flood mapping and first experiences using the very high resolution satellite system of SAR Cosmo SkyMed as well as key
processing elements and some of the important analysis techniques

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Water JPI key achievements 2011-2016

This publication presents the ten main goals achieved by the initiative till now.

 

 

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