October, 2016

European Workshop on Water Crimes: 10-11 Nov. 2016

Friday, October 28th, 2016

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[ENG] WATER CRIMES project to hold first European workshop

Early next month, the WATER CRIMES project will hold both a European Workshop on Water Crimes and a project mid-term meeting.

The European Workshop on WATER CRIMES will be held on November 10–11, 2016 in A Coruna, Spain. The workshop is first gathering of experts in the field and proposes to establish a meeting point for experts from all over Europe in order to define water crime. The works also includes designing a threat-and-risk assessment. The project consortium is expecting experts from government institutions, academia, research institutions and international organisations from all EU member states,as well as the United States and Australia.

The WATER CRIMES Project consortium will also hold its mid-term meeting to discuss stages of progress and various points of the ongoing project activities on November 09-10 in the premises of the University of A Coruna.

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

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

For contact details and more information about the activities and partners in this research project, please visit our website www.watercrimes.eu.