Recap of the Meeting in Zwolle

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The Second Project Committee Meeting of RECONECT took place in Zwolle (NL) from 8th to 10th May 2019, organized by the local partners IHE-Delft and TAUW. After the kick-off in Portofino (IT) of last September, the meeting in Zwolle was a real cornerstone for the project and the planning of future activities.

Reference framework and social innovation, stakeholders mapping, NBS works implementation, monitoring systems and indicators, upscaling and exploitation were the most discussed topics. During the “twinning session” Demonstrators, Collaborators and project partners were invited to share and match their problems, opportunities and expertise. In the field trip to the Ijssel River Basin (Demonstrator B) NBS works executed under the banner of the Room for the River Programme were shown by local experts.

Noteworthy was also the participation in the meeting of two members of the RECONECT Advisory Board, Pritha Hariram (FMO-Dutch Development Bank) and Ingwer de Boer (Director of the Room for the River Programme), and by the special guest Henk WJ Ovink (Special Envoy for International Water Affairs for the Kingdom of the Netherlands) to emphasize the relevance of RECONECT also for addressing future water and land planning policies.

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