The seminar “Forging Targets and Solutions for Rivers and Water Ecosystem Restoration” was held in Ljubljana from 16-18 November 2011. Over a 100 participants from 27 countries, from everywhere between Uzbekistan and Portugal, attended. Participants engaged in interactive sessions, and visited two sites in a field trip.
The seminar offered the participants the opportunity to influence the European targets of the 6th World Water Forum of March 2012. In two interactive rounds of four workshops, participants actively engaged their invaluable knowledge and expertise to help develop new knowledge and know-how on rivers hydro-morphology, restoration and protection of water ecosystems.
Best practices (session of the RESTORE partnership):
The ECRR would like to express its gratitude to fellow organizers RESTORE, ONEMA, EWA, INBO, WI and, maybe above all, IzVRS, the Institute for Water of the Republic of Slovenia.
Neveu G. ECRR, Towards World Water Solutions
Fokkens B., ECRR, Forging targets and solutions for rivers and water ecosystem restoration
Komatina D. ISRBC, Integrated RBM The case of Sava River RBM
Balusheva G. MOEW, Protection and restoration of water ecosystems in Bulgaria
Moen H. DLG, Apply land use planning, land development and land banking as tools for River Restoration
Scarr A., Environment Agency, River Restoration Best Practices
Martina Zupan, GWP, Workshop Public Education
Improve the link between tourism development and quality of water ecosystems
Gaucherand S. CEMAGREF, Tourism and wetland management
Beltram G. Park Škocjanske jame, Sustainable Tourism and Wetland Management
Hil Kuypers, DLG, report workshop land use
Joanna Zawiejska, Public education