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Case study: the FACCE-JPI, a joint programming of european national research programmes on the impacts of Climate change on agriculture

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The objective of Joint Programming Initiative is to “increase the value of relevant national and EU R&D funding by concerted and joint planning, implementation and evaluation of national research programmes”. In Joint Programming, Member States are expected to coordinate national research activities, group resources, benefit from complementarities and develop common research agendas, in order to face grand societal challenges. Joint Programming intends to tackle the challenges that cannot be solved solely on the national level and allows Member States to participate in those joint initiatives where it seems useful for them.

 

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Guide on “Good practices to ensure equitable access to water and sanitation in the pan-European region”

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The guide is intended to make a signficant contribution to the achievement of the objective of equitable access for all.

The guide includes an overall assessment of the current situation (international obligations to achieve equitable access; assessment of the existing infrastructures and fulfillment of the equitable access, challenges faced).

 

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Creation of a training platform for water professionals of the Outermost Regions

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European outermost regions (OMR) are very distant from the continent and, since they do not share the same context (climate, water availability, basin superficies, etc.), they express the need for a development of specific water management strategies. However, OMR have not been able to develop their capacities in this sector due to a lack of trained professional.

 

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Case study on Green filters: water quality restoration through the construction of artificial wetlands

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It consists in the construction of artificial wetlands (or “green filters”) intended to the restoration of a good water quality. This unconventional water treatment technology has proven particularly effective in the reduction of nutrients.

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Twinning between the Agence de l’eau Artois-Picardie (France) and the Banat River Authority (Romania) through the Twin Basin project

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Twinning consists in the exchange of views, methods and experiences between two organization working in the field of water and confronted to the same challenges. Here, the main challenge was the schedule and implementation of the good status objective of the Water Framework Directive. The twinning allowed parties to exchange best practices and ideas on economic analysis and tools, which are crucial in achieving this objective.

 

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