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Events: January 2013

Training Day – crop fertilisation

15 January 2013, Cadreita, Navarre, Spain

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The LIFE ‘NITRATES’ project (LIFE10 ENV/ES/000478) is holding a free training day on crop fertilisation for farmers. Taking place at one of the experimental estates of the project in Navarre, the training will focus on the experiences of the project so far in using tools to reduce the use of fertilisers.
The half-day event will include presentations on the LIFE Nitrates project, the dynamics of nitrates in soil, the characteristics of the project estate and an analysis of the trials conducted locally with soil pits to reduce the need for fertilisers.

The ‘NITRATES’ project’s overall objective is to raise awareness of nitrate contamination and identify - through experimentation in pilot estates - best farming practices for its reduction.

The training session will take place 10:30–13:00 - followed by an aperitif - on Tuesday, 15 January 2013, at the project site in the Landazuria Basin, Cadreita.

For free registration or more information, please email:
The project will be holding further events in the following months:

  • May 2013: 1st “Workshop” – Transfer workshop.
  • September 2013: Training Day for farmers.
  • February 2014: Training Day for farmers.
  • June 2014: 2nd “Workshop” – Transfer workshop.
  • June 2014: End-of-Project Seminar.

To read more about the LIFE project ‘NITRATES - Repercussion of Agricultural Activities in Nitrate Contamination of Continental Water’, please visit the project website.


Drinking Water Management and Local Planning – International Conference

24 January 2013, Baiona, Spain

Image: LIFE09 ENV/IT/000056

The LIFE Environment project ‘WIZ’ (LIFE09 ENV/IT/000056) is closing with a major international conference on drinking water management, hosted by the Technological Institute of Galicia. The conference will present the results of this collaborative project between partners in Italy and Spain, focusing on the future of local authority management of drinking water resources.

The event’s morning sessions will consider the current and future environmental, technical and supply-side challenges of drinking water management. The afternoon will feature presentations and discussions of the management systems and stakeholder engagement explored by the LIFE project in Tuscany (Italy) and Baiona (Spain).

The ‘WIZ’ project has worked to promote sustainable management of drinking water resources by targeting local authorities, SMEs and the wider public with tools and information. It has created online platforms in both Italian and Spanish that promote the incorporation of future drinking water availability into local urban planning processes.

For more information on the project and its online platforms to support sustainable water use, visit

The conference will take place at the ‘Conde de Gandomar de Baiona’ National Parador, 09:00 to 13:45, Thursday 24 January 2013. For more information, the agenda and to register (free), visit the conference website

Workshop – Adriatic Protected Areas: LIFE+ and more

31 January - 01 Febrary, San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy


The LIFE+ project Re.S.C.We (LIFE09 NAT/IT/000608) is co-organising a two-day workshop of the Adriatic Protected Areas Network (AdriaPAN) entitled "AdriaPAN in Europe - EU programs for the Adriatic Protected Areas: LIFE+ and more".

The event will examine potential EU funding, particularly from LIFE+, to protect and develop the Adriatic area and discuss future project ideas. It will see detailed presentations of existing transnational projects in the protected areas along the Adriatic Sea, including Re.S.C.We.

The event aims to strengthen partnerships around using protected areas as a driving force for the development of the Adriatic area. It is primarily aimed at all directors, scientists, technicians, experts and other stakeholders involved with Parks, Reserves and Marine Protected Areas of the Adriatic Sea.
Translation will be provided English-Italian.

For more information on the event and registration, please visit the AdriaPAN website.
For more information on the LIFE+ project Re.S.C.We, which aims to restore coastal lagoons, please visit


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