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EUWMA presidency visit France: April 2022

Field visit in the surroundings of Dunkerque of the EUWMA members.

In April the EUWMA presidency spend two days in France. One day in Paris to meet with the OECD and a professor on local water management. The next day the presidency spend in the surroundings of Dunkerque together with Marc Polge from Asa de France. They visited the Wateringues Nord – Pas de Calais to learn more about their challenges and work in the northwest part of France.

ADA peatland visit Netherlands: May 2022

ADA president, Robert Caudwell on field visit in the lgreen lowlands of the Netherlands with two ministry representatives.

At the invitation of the EUWMA presidency, the former EUWMA president and current ADA president, Robert Caudwell visited the Netherlands with two ministry representatives. Robert Caudwell is chairing the UK peatland expert committee and is preparing with colleagues from the ministry an advisory report on halting the peatland deterioration by changing agriculture water management practices.

Annual EUWMA meeting Vinkeveen, Netherlands: September 2021

Member visiting the annual EUWMA meeting at Vinkeveen, the Netherlands

Due to COVID-19 It was the first time after 2 years that I physical meeting was possible. The focus of the meeting was on climate adaptation. Special guests of the meeting were experts from the OECD and DG CLIMA (European Commission). The day after, 6 September, there was a field trip to the center of the country to learn about water management in sandy areas.

EUWMA midterm meeting Arnhem, Netherlands: June 2022

The field visit of the members of the EUWMA midterm meeting in Arnhem

The central topic of this expert meeting was climate adaptation in rural areas. Climate adaption in rural areas goes hand in hand with close cooperation with farmers. Therefore the field trip was on a farm where several measures to better retain water on and near the agricultural plots were discussed. Focus was on climate adaptation in rural areas and sharing