June, 2016

Water Crimes Project launches website

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Luz María Puente Aba and Eva María Souto García, researchers of Ecrim, are members of the Water Crimes Project (“Inventory, outlook and assessment of emerging environmental crimes against water in Europe”), financed by the European Commision, whose coordinator is the Istituto Superiore sui Sistemi Territoriali per l’innovazione (SITI), being the other partners: Centro ricerche e studi su sicurezza e criminalità (RiSSC), Regional Environmental Centre for Central and Eastern Europe (REC), Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security of the University of Maribor, and University of A Coruña.

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WATER CRIMES Project launches website

The project team is pleased to launch the WATER CRIMES Project website (www.watercrimes.eu).

The project website will be a fundamental element that is used not only to offer direct information but also as a tool to disseminate other materials such as report publications. Likewise, the Logo_WaterCrimeswebsite may be used to announce the project’s functions and events, as well as to create a specific access for the press and media to facilitate work with this target group.

The website has been developed and maintained by the REC with fundamental contributions of all project partners. The website will run for a duration of 5 years after the project has been concluded.

The WATER CRIMES project is co-funded by the Internal Security Fund of the European Union and aims to advance existing knowledge, gather information, and assess the threats, risks and impacts of water-related crimes in Europe. The project will develop the first detailed inventory of water-related crimes, organise the first European workshop on water-related crimes, and produce a medium-range crime forecast scenario that will include policy recommendations and mitigation strategies. This newly developed project website offers a broad definition of water crimes, outlines planned project activities, introduces the project partners, and makes available a wide range of web resources and case studies.

The REC will conduct research on water-related crimes in Hungary, and is leading the work package concerned with essential dissemination, communication and knowledge transfer activities. Experts from two of the REC’s topic areas – Water Management; and Law, Development Enforcement and Compliance – are involved in the project.