The 1st STREAM Summer School has ended last Friday after a 5-day intensive training from 26th to 30th September 2011 in Barcelona. The summer school was hosted by ACC1Ó – the Agency for Competitiveness in Catalonia.
Organized in the framework of STREAM project – Sustainable Technologies and Research for European Aquatic Management - funded under the FP7 - Environment programme of the European Commission, the Summer School has gathered a total of 21 participants from the EU, as well as its associate and neighboring countries. Researchers, SMEs, water practitioners and stakeholders have discussed and shared best practices on water and environmental technologies with 28 experts coming from the following important EU research centers, companies and organizations, as well as the European Commission: Gate2Growt, Gencat, Politecnico di Torino, IRTA, ACC1Ó, Amphos21, CTM, ICRA, REDINN, SOST, AGBAR, CENTA, CSIC, WssTP and CWP.
The Summer School experts have addressed wide range of issues covered by the programme, stimulating participation and discussion among the participants and exposing them to speeches and presentations divided in 3 main modules:
During the 4th day, participants have joined both theoretical and practical scientific sessions visiting Fundació CTM Centre Tecnològic facilities in Manresa, Aigues de Manresa – the Water
Public Authority in Manresa and the most important desalination plant in Europe located in Llobregat.
The last day of the Summer School has stimulated discussion among all participants and 4 workgroups have been created. Each group has worked on a project idea, presenting results to the class and discussing them together.
At the end of the practical session a Training Certificate has been delivered to Summer School participant