The 4th Brussels Conference of the European Water Association (EWA) will bring together experts and opinion makers to discuss the economic aspects of the Water Framework Directive and water management at the European level. The conference will outline the latest economic related steps in the adoption and implementation of the Water Framework Directive. The day will conclude with a panel discussion including the conference speakers.
The key sessions for the day will include:
For more information on the programme, participation fee and venue, please visit the EWA website.
Agrecol invites rural development stakeholders to this open-space conference. Topics on the agenda include possible reactions of farmers and land users in the tropics to climate change, options for local NGOs and donors in their support strategies to alleviate poverty and hunger in the face of climate change, as well as ways for policies and regulatory frameworks at various levels to foster adaptation processes towards more sustainability.
The seminar, organised by the European Centre for River Restoration (ECRR), will focus on river basin management and river restoration experiences carried out in Mediterranean rivers. The aim is to share knowledge and concepts, approaches, methods and strategies on river restoration and to foster networking within the frame of the ECRR.
The approach to the restoration of Mediterranean rivers is different to that of other rivers, due to specific problems such as contrasting flow regimes, with summer drought and extreme floods in fall and winter, and a high water demand for irrigation.
The BE-FAIR LIFE Environment project (LIFE05 ENV/E/000267) is organising a conference to present the final results of its demonstration work in the field of fisheries waste management systems.
The project achieved an interesting set of outcomes that have improved the efficiency and integration of waste management practices on board fishing vessels and at fish auction sites.
Particular attention was paid to minimising the ecological and environmental impact of fishing activities by helping fleets comply with the so-called “no-discard” or “zero-waste” approaches.
The conference programme will be of interest to wide range of marine and fishery stakeholders. Topics to be covered include results from the LIFE project activities as well as discussions about legal requirements and issues involved in applying zero discard policies.
The first LIFE Nature ‘best practice’ conference will take place in Brussels on November 17-19, 2008. “Protecting Europe’s Nature: Learning from LIFE” will examine the role of the Nature component of the EU's LIFE programme as an instrument to support the implementation of the EU birds and habitats directives and the Natura 2000 network, encompassing the Commission Communication on "Halting the loss of biodiversity by 2010 – and beyond".
For more information, visit the LIFE Nature conference 2008 page.
The regional environmental ministry of the Andalusia Government organises within the framework of the Iberian Lynx LIFE Nature (LIFE06 NAT/E/000209) project the 3rd Iberian Lynx International Seminar. The seminar focuses on one of project actions: Creation of news population nuclei of the species and possible scenarios of its reintroduction.
The programme includes:
This seminar will focus on the new European Directive about pesticides and its influence on the European environmental political agenda. The ECODIPTERA LIFE project (LIFE05 ENV/E/000302) will be presented as best practice example developing a new, innovative waste management method, entirely based on natural process, in the form of a nature friendly high quality fertilizer also nature friendly.
The event is open to all Regional Representations in Brussels, associations, lobbies and European organizations interested in European innovative policies linked to environment, research and agriculture that promote the achieving of Lisbon Strategy goals.
This 9th edition of the international Littoral conference is to be held in Venice around the theme of changing coasts. It will bring together coastal researchers, managers, practitioners and public administrations to build on recent developments, particularly at EU level, towards more integrated coastal planning and management.
Taking place in November 2008, the Littoral event provides a unique opportunity to follow up the Marine Strategy Framework Directive agreed by the European Parliament and Council in December 2007. It will specifically address the possibility of creating a European Coastal Platform to provide a structure for cooperation between national and international coastal networks.
Given the political importance of the timing, this year’s event has been extended to four days. As well as more than 30 technical sessions and numerous workshops, meetings and lectures, a full-day parallel session will examine the EC-funded project ENCORA, which has provided a very successful networking structure on coastal issues.
Topics to be covered during the conference sessions include:
For more information and to register, please visit the conference website.