The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Final Conference for the EU Horizon 2020 project AQUACROSS

This October marks the Final Conference for the EU Horizon 2020 project AQUACROSS (Knowledge, Assessment, and Management for AQUAtic Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services aCROSS EU policies): Ecosystem-Based Management for the Protection of Aquatic Biodiversity – Practice and Lessons Learnt.

The conference will bring together scientific experts, policy makers, and members of the business community to discuss cross-cutting topics related to the protection of aquatic ecosystems and opportunities for ecosystem-based management. Participants will have the opportunity to interact and discuss the added value of integrative policy and assessment frameworks for the protection of aquatic biodiversity with lessons learned from 8 case studies, other research projects and ongoing policy initiatives.

When: 10-11 October 2018
Where: Brussels, Belgium
How to Register: Click here to register for this free event

At this interactive event, you will be able to:
  • Engage with policy makers
  • Share experiences
  • Learn from case studies
  • Expand your network of biodiversity protection experts
  • Update your knowledge of environmental policy for aquatic ecosystems
  • Shape future research for the management of aquatic biodiversity.

Conference format and participants:
  • Contribute to an interactive multi-stakeholder panel discussion: key leaders and experts from science, policy and business will share their views on aquatic biodiversity and ecosystem-based management.
  • Help to review the final results of a large international research project: bring new knowledge and innovative ideas into future research and policy agendas for the management of freshwater, coastal, and marine biodiversity.
  • Meet scientific experts, policy makers, and members of the business community: discuss cross-cutting topics related to aquatic ecosystem protection and opportunities for ecosystem-based management.