WATER CRIMES project to hold European workshop

October 25, 2016 | By Jefferson de Andrade Lessa

Early next month, the WATER CRIMES project will hold both a European workshop and a project mid-term meeting.

The WATER CRIMES project is pleased to announce that the European Workshop on Water Crimes will be held on November 10–11, 2016, in La Coruna, Spain. The aims of the workshop are to establish a meeting point for experts from all over Europe in order to define water crimes and to design a threat and risk assessment. The organisers expect to welcome experts from government institutions, academia, research institutions and international organisations from all EU member states, as well as from the United States and Australia.

The WATER CRIMES project consortium will also hold a mid-term meeting to discuss the progress of ongoing project activities.

The detailed programme of the workshop can be found in the draft agenda.

The WATER CRIMES project, which started in January 2016, is co-funded by the Internal Security Fund of the European Union. The goals are to provide the first strategic analysis of crimes against water resources in Europe and to advance knowledge in this field through: a) making an inventory of various forms of crime that threaten water resources, as well as water resources management, related supply chains and infrastructure; b) analysing the potential impact and risk of these crimes in Europe; c) developing a mid-term outlook for trends of these crimes in Europe; and d) making policy recommendations for mitigating strategies.

To learn more about the European workshop and the activities and partners of the WATER CRIMES project, visit the project website www.watercrimes.eu.