WIRE in Porto: Improved cooperation between Water and Agriculture
The EIP Water Action Group WIRE was represented by Adriano Battilani and Valentin Opfermann at the EIP conference in Porto. It is a major objective of the Group to foster the development and implementation of innovative irrigation schemes and agricultural water governance. For this purpose a close collaboration of the agricultural and the water sector needs to be established or strengthened. Although some progress has already been achieved, among others by a joint session on agriculture and water, there is still room for significant improvements and better networking and collaboration on both, the practical and the political/administrative level.
The presence of the WIRE Action Group with a booth in the exhibition and a presentation in the plenary session attracted significant attention. As almost all flyers were distributed the new brochure of the Action Group’s case studies is available for download.