EJWP Public-Hybrid Project Presentations in Brussels
June 14 @ 3:30 am - 5:30 am CEST
EJWP Projects Coming to Brussels & Online: Interact With Diverse Teams on Real Issues
Be a part of the unique European Junior Water Programme (EJWP) experience on 14 June in Brussels, when EJWP Groups 2 and 3 present their projects to public audiences. These EJWP groups from water and environmental organizations around Europe will share their project challenges, findings, impacts and remaining questions to explore connections with sector colleagues, researchers and potential partners who may be working on similar issues.
Co-creation in water and environmental projects is near the heart of the EJWP mission. Our participants work together in multinational teams in projects put forward by EJWP partner organizations. Come experience how communication across diverse groups is part of the EJWP training journey, and the very real implications for the European water and environmental sector.
Projects to be presented
The EJWP3 project with Natuurpunt is supporting a citizen science campaign aimed at wetland preservation, which is part of the wetlands4cities project. This is an initiative to measure heat and drought impacts in city gardens and at nature reserves in Flanders. EJWP is surveying the effect of hot and dry periods on the wetlands, compared with the urban gardens of Mechelen, Belgium. Last March, EJWP3 participants placed sensors to gather related data in the Mechels Broek nature reserve of Flanders, a 100 hectare area owned and managed by Natuurpunt. The group will share their findings, and look for ways to connect with audiences on using this information in cooperation with other initiatives.
The EJWP2 project with ACTeon Environment focuses on contaminants of emerging concern and anti-microbial resistance in aquatic ecosystems. This AquaticPollutantsTransNet project is part of a larger European effort to strengthen research on healthy aquatic ecosystems. EJWP2 have been interviewing stakeholders, including policy makers and academics, on needs of knowledge transfer to achieve broader objectives of the European initiative. This effort was initiative because research results produced and funded at the EU level are often under-used, and policy makers often lack access the latest knowledge to support their work. Audiences in Brussels and online can experience the trends that were revealed in the interviews, and how they can be applied across sectors.
Join us on 14 June in Brussels or online! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for event registration and more details on how to become involved as a young professional or as a water/environmental organization. We’ll also be happy to share more about EJWP projects and their impacts, as we build our water-smart community focused on Europe’s water future!