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2. International iWATERMAP Project Meeting in Crete

2. mezinárodní setkání k projektu iWATERMAP na Krétě
During 8. – 11. 4. 2019 was organized the second international iWATERMAP project meeting from the INTERREG EUROPE program. The meeting took place under the leadership of a partner region in Crete. CREA Hydro&Energy cluster was represented by Ing. Břetislav Skácel and Bc. Barbora Tulpíková, doc. Ing. Petr Kupec representing Mendel University in Brno and The South Moravian Region represented by Ing. František Havíř.

The project meeting was launched at the Chamber of Commerce and there were presented priorities of the South Moravian Region by Ing. Skácel and Ing. Havíř. Notable part of the two-day program was an excursion to the Aposelemis water reservoir and drinking water treatment.

The result of negotiations was a mutual confrontation of the project parameters, its results and outputs. "Basically, it was about parameterizing weaknesses in personnel, institutional and organizational structures of the water management in the regions, so that we might measure scientifically the future development. An important result of the meeting was determination of good practices in water management in each participating region, from e.g. teaching materials for primary and secondary schools to successfull water management projects," says doc. Kupec from Mendel University. 

Among first outputs of iWATERMAP belongs "WATER" centre of excellence creation proposal. This proposal for improvement of human resources is supported by Mendel University in Brno, BUT Brno and SPŠ stavební Brno.

One of the most significant result for the 2nd semester is the compilation of the first version of "roadmaps" focusing on human resources, internacionalization and development of critical mass. These roadmaps serves as the basis for action plan development in the subsequent semester.

Information summary is available on https://www.interregeurope.eu/iwatermap/.