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27 Jun
2018

FLOWERED participates to the 7th European Bioremediation Conference

The 7 "WATER FOR AFRICA" projects in which FLOWERED Project, (Topics financed under the Water 5B and Water 5C 2015*) were present at this important event which takes place in Chania, Crete from June 25 to June 28, 2018, through a common exhibition booth and various presentations, provided by the project coordinator, Prof. Giorgio Ghiglieri (University of Cagliari – Italy), and the dissemination and communication coordinator, M Lamine Babasy, from Sahara and Sahel Observatory (OSS).

The conference topics have been expanded to include new challenges, future trends, directions and most recent technological innovations for management and restoration of a wide range of contaminated sites and marine environments as well as on resource preservation through recycling and bio-based reclamation, towards to a circular economy model implementation.

*In order to better tackle water-related challenges in Africa, the European Union launched in 2015 two dedicated Horizon 2020 calls: Water-5b-2015 "A coordination platform" and Water-5c-2015 "Development of water supply and sanitation technology, systems and tools, and/or methodologies".

The seven Horizon 2020 projects are expected to encourage:

  • a better preparedness in Africa to address water and climate change vulnerabilities, with less fragmentation of efforts, better monitoring and forecasting tools, and enhanced knowledge sharing and technology transfer;
  • the application of innovative technological approaches and solutions adapted to local conditions, operational and effective application of integrated water management, better identification of water vulnerability by policy makers, advanced regulatory and economic instruments, improved capacity building of local actors, and increased economic and social well-being at local and regional levels in non-EU Mediterranean countries and Africa;
  • support to internationally agreed water-related goals, including in the context of the post-2015 development framework and Rio+20 follow up, by bridging the water and sanitation gaps.

FLOWERED Project

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N°690378