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WATERDISS2.0 FINAL WORKSHOP. Barcelona - December 2nd and 3rd, 2013



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before 15 November, 2013

Sharing of research outcomes amongst researchers and potential users of the findings is a slow process in the water sector. At a time when water resources are under unprecedented pressure from climate change, demand is rising and environmental legislation is tightening, such findings are needed urgently. However, research outputs have typically taken a decade or more before becoming incorporated into new policies, products or services. Knowledge is often missing to build programmes of measures inducing impacts on the implementation of the WFD.

Research projects often need support to ensure their outputs are available to potential users on time. There are many challenges in sharing useful research between stakeholder communities, and across international boundaries. The ways in which future EU calls for bids are framed is an important issue too.


For the last three years, the WaterDiss2.0 Project partners have been working with a considerable number of recipients of EU Framework Programme funding to identify strategies for more effective and speedier transfer of research results to intended users in the water sector. This workshop will enable participants to find out more about the accomplished work, and both research teams and end-users will benefit. In addition, scientists, policy makers and practitioners will have an opportunity to share their own knowledge brokerage experiences, tools and methods, and to add further examples of successful practice to the outcomes of the Project.

To improve the flow of knowledge between science, policy and practice, the workshop aims to provide some answers to the following questions:

  • Why is the dissemination of EU water-related research so poor and slow?
  • Why is it so important to develop specific research output dissemination strategies?
  • How should the water industry increase the use of knowledge brokerage tools to boost innovation?
  • What are the responsibilities and roles of knowledge users, knowledge providers and knowledge brokers?
  • How European Union and national funding bodies could maximize the effective uptake of successful water research outcomes?


 Early registration is recommended as participation is limited.

To participate, please
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before 15 November, 2013


Detailed agenda in attached file


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