FAIRWAY Newsletter 18 March 2019
|Newsletter 14 December 2019|
Already 18 months into the project, FAIRWAY has completed a number of milestones and deliverables and we have had our first scientific review. Where our research interests are complementary, collaboration with the WaterProtect project is continuing. Our first all-FAIRWAY paper has been published.
Joint Policy Conference with WaterProtect - December 2018
FAIRWAY and WaterProtect projects joined forces to 7 December 2018, and held a policy conference in Brussels.
The conference took place against the background of ongoing European dialogue about the sustainability of the farming sector marked by discussions on the new EU multi-annual financing framework and the role, scope and focus of the Common Agricultural Policy. At the same time discussions are also being conducted on the review of several water-related policy instruments and the adoption of new frameworks.
The objective of our conference was to seek the perspectives of stakeholders on the pathways for integration and building synergies within EU agricultural and environmental policies that effectively address challenges of nitrate and pesticide pollution of drinking water resources.
Introductory presentations provided a plethora of interesting starting points for discussions, the main points extracted from which were:
The conference is being followed up by a survey of those who were unable to attend in December so that they can also provide their input to the discussion.
FAIRWAY - First Periodic Report and Review Meeting - February 2019
Following the submission of our first 18 month report, WP leaders met with our Project Officer Lara Congiu and reviewers Frédéric Jacob and Vania Paccagnan in Brussels on 13 February 2019.
We were grateful to the reviewers for the care with which they reviewed our work so far and for their thoughts and recommendations on how we should approach the rest of the programme. We are currently awaiting their final report.
First FAIRWAY publication
We are delighted to announce the first all-FAIRWAY publication written by members of the WP7 team.
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