On 14th November, SUWANU EUROPE team had a technical meeting to take the pulse of the project and organize work in the coming months. The virtual meeting was attended by all the partners and mainly the development of some of the training tools that remain pending and the engagement of stakeholders were addressed.
The partners have just finished the info-packages of practice-oriented knowledge to each practitioner group; and now the tasks that will use this material are underway together with the analysis of the situation of reclaimed water and agriculture in the 8 chosen regions. The next tasks seek to disseminate all this knowledge and create discussions with all the relevant actors to position the use of reclaimed water in the dialogue tables.
One of these tasks is the organization of training workshops that are already being developed in the different regions, in the workshop section of our website you have all the information on those already carried out; the rest will take place before next February and we will inform you about them through our social networks.
Another very exciting task for the consortium is the promotion of a curriculum adaptation in training schools and universities, so that the courses include the information collected in our info-packages and the use of reclaimed water in agriculture has a presence in universities and educational centers throughout Europe.
On the other hand, the partners were organizing the production of the audiovisual material that will contain the e-learning platform that the consortium is going to launch, which again seeks to bring knowledge of reclaimed water to all interested parties, and which will cover aspects legal, technological to the opinion of consumers and future challenges. The aim of these courses is to fix and maintain for long time the practical knowledge acquired through SUWANU EUROPE project and educate farmers and foresters in this area.
The last block of the meeting was focused on outreach and communication. Currently SUWANU-EUROPE has several active campaigns through their social networks, such as “Meet the consortium” in which the consortium presents itself with a small video, or the dissemination of success stories about Cyprus and Israel that seek to bring good practices closer to other European regions.
For the coming months the consortium has new campaigns in which it wants to promote dialogue and real participation of our network of contacts, such as the expansion of SUWANU EUROPE database about European networks and initiatives related to the implementation of water reuse in agriculture, furthermore the consortium will upload all these initiatives into the EIP-AGRI website as practice abstracts for broad dissemination of the use of reclaimed water in agriculture.