PEARL FP7 project held on January 12 its first workshop called “Learning & Action Alliance” in Marbella. The Andalusian city is one of the case studies of the project, which seeks solutions to the problems caused by coastal flooding.
The kick-off took place before more than 60 people who came from different areas: municipalities, public utility and private water companies, universities, consortium members, neighborhood associations and representatives of public institutions related to the management of floods.
Thus, after a first part of presentation by researchers of the PEARL project, the attendants shared their experience to identify the difficulties caused by flood and exchanged different views.
Xavier Aldea, Cetaqua Project Manager for PEARL, was very pleased by the results of this pooling: "The Workshop served to involve local stakeholders in the problem of flooding in wet weather. It was very productive for understanding local issues and to develop a local action plan in these cases in the future. "
The workshop did not end here, because in the next few days (from Wednesday to Friday), Marbella also hosted the consortium meeting of the PEARL team, consisting of 24 partners from 13 European countries led by UNESCO-IHE, which was held the sharing of the work done so far and the future actions of the project, which ends in December 2017.