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MARS scientists are involved in events & meetings across Europe taking their responsibility to be part of process and ongoing developments in enviromental topics.

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Monday, 27.06.2016

13th International Conference on Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Water Pollution

Water pollution 2016, San Servolo, Venice, Italy

Monday, 03.10.2016

Stakeholder workshop: Tools To Support River Basin Management

Workshop On Multiple Pressures In Europe’s Fresh Waters: Tools To Support River Basin Management

Many water bodies in Europe are affected by multiple pressures, e.g. by diffuse pollution, hydro-morphological changes and climate change, but the impacts of these are not well understood and thus are not well reflected in the 1st and 2nd WFD River Basin Management Plans. The EU FP 7 project MARS – “Managing Aquatic ecosystems and water Resources under multiple Stress” investigates how multiple pressures affect rivers, lakes and estuaries. At the workshop in Den Helder, the Netherlands, the protoypes of the tools that will be developed within the MARS project are presented and discussed in light of the needs of river basin managers.

The aim of the workshop is to discuss the first applications of the tools to assess multiple pressures in river basins and design measures to mitigate the impacts of multiple pressure.

Key questions are:

  • Are the tools meeting the river basin manager’s needs and requirements for diagnosing and assessing the impacts of multiple pressures and designing relevant management measures.
  • How to adapt the MARS tools and applications to meet the needs and requirements of river basin managers.

Expected outcomes of the workshop are:

  • improved understanding of multiple pressures and how they can be assessed, mitigated and managed in the next cycle of EU River Basin Management;
  • overview of the MARS tools to support river basin managers in developing the 3rd cycle of river basin management plans;
  • a summary report about the needs and requirements for tool development from river basin managers.

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Monday, 17.07.2017

GLOBAQUA training course on Modelling for freshwater related ecosystem services

The workshop is organized by the Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA) within the framework of GLOBAQUA. The workshop will introduce the basic principles of modeling of freshwater-related ecosystem services. During the workshop, participants will be able to co-develop their own case-study modeling exercise with the help of the lecturers. The mornings will be devoted to theory sessions to introduce the basics of ecosystem services, modeling, and modeling of socio-environmental systems; whereas the afternoons will be devoted to the implementation of the learned concepts into the individual case-studies. This stepwise approach will ensure that participants assimilate the basics of modeling of freshwater-related ecosystem services in coupled socio-environmental systems. The workshop is envisioned for researchers at any stage in their professional career, as well as water managers interested in the modeling of freshwater-related ecosystem services in coupled socio-environmental systems. Deadline for registration is June 15th 2017.All information available at