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SKIN publishes new leaflet for society

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The SKIN project has published a leaflet for society entitled “Food: A Place of Trust Where Producers and Society Must Meet”. This short publication explains objectives and the impact of the project.

The leaflet provides a common base upon which project partners are expecting to build a new community between food producers and society. According to Mr. Piccinetti, “This leaflet should help increase awareness among the general public and food producers.”

Leaflet can be found by clicking here.

Background

The SKIN project is an ambitious initiative in the domain of Short Food Supply Chain (SFSC), which aims to systematize the existing knowledge, fostering demand-driven innovation, building long-term collaboration among European farmers and cooperatives, facilitate stakeholders’ engagement and promote innovation through demand-driven research in the short food supply chain domain.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under grant agreement N.728055

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SAVE THE DATE: WATER INNOVATION EUROPE 2017, BRUSSELS

From 14th June to 15nd June 2017 it will be held in Brussels the 2017 edition of WssTP annual stakeholder conference 'The Value of Water: The case for Innovation & Investment in Water'.
The WssTP Water Vision "The value of water" has introduced 4 innovation concepts that show the way to a future-proof circular water-smart society that is effectively and efficiently governed. These innovation concepts are: Multiple Waters including reuse and recycling, Digital Water including IoT and Big Data, recovering the Value IN Water, and an underpinning Hybrid Grey and Green Infrastructure. Innovation in water and Digital Water offer also unexploited and solid market opportunities within and outside Europe, which we need to tap.
This year's edition of Water Innovation Europe conference will showcase that pro-actively addressing these water challenges can create and secure jobs and strong investment and market opportunities within and outside Europe.

Use the following link to get more information.

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Special Session of the WaterClima-LAC Project, Coastal Zone Management, at the XVI World Water Congress, Mexico

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On Thursday 1st June, a special session of the WaterClima-LAC Project, Coastal Zone Management will be held as part of the XVI World Water Congress: Linking Science and Policy, taking place at the Cancun International Convention Center (Cancun ICC), Cancun, Mexico, from 29th May to 2ndJune 2017.The congress is being hosted under the aegis of The International Water Resources Association (IWRA), the National Water Commission of Mexico (CONAGUA) and the National Association of Water and Sanitation (ANEAS).
Importantly, this special session delivered by the WaterClima-LAC Project, Coastal Zone Management will focus on the'Resilience of Coastal Watersheds in Latin America and the Caribbean', which is included in Topic No.5 of the congress, entitled 'Aquatic ecosystems and physical regimes'. This session can be attended in English and Spanish.
The session will see the presentation of innovative papers and discussion panels held by experts in resilience assessment. These experts include Mr. Muhammad Ibrahim, Director General CATIE, who will establish the science-policy nexus within the context of coastal zone resilience at the global level; and Mr. Aldo Ramírez, Senior Researcher ITESM, and Ms. Claudia Galleguillos, Head of Sustainability FCH, who will analyze instruments (vulnerability assessment and ecosystem services, respectively) for the analysis of resilience at the level of the coastal basin, and demonstrate their use at any scale.
In order to mitigate and adapt to climate change, Ms. Laura Benegas, WaterClima-LAC Project Coordinator, Coastal Zone Management, will shed light on good practices on watershed management that contribute to the socio-ecological resilience of local communities in coastal areas.
Bringing the day to a close, Mr. Arturo Hernández, Researcher ITESM, will be formulating the final conclusions.
Meanwhile, throughout the Congress itself, EFB Team on behalf of the consortium partners of the WaterClima-LAC Project, will be hosting an exhibition stand where they will be available to answer questions on the different activities that the project is carrying out as well as the results that are being produced.
Use the following link to access the session agenda
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