The Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme Conference on 9–10 April 2019 gathered more than 300 participants in Lübeck to demonstrate achievements of the programme and its funded projects and discuss further regional cooperation. The agenda of the event encompassed plenary sessions for all the audience, as well as 16 parallel sessions presenting both single projects and project platforms funded by Interreg, united into key topics of transnational importance.
The XX International environmental forum “Baltic Sea Day” was organized in St. Petersburg on 21–22 March 2019 bringing together more than 700 participants from the region to share experiences and practices, propose solutions and discuss current and future cooperation. The IWAMA project was presented at the event in the framework of the practical discussion on potential solutions to enhance P-recycling in the wastewater sector.
Celebrating World Water Day, IWAMA project held one of five national dissemination events on 19 March 2019 at Åbo Akademi University in Turku, Finland. “Southwest Finland's Water Day” gathered altogether 60 participants representing municipal decision-makers, academia, private companies, water utilities and wastewater treatment plants providing a forum for discussion on the local water expertise in the context of global trends, existing institution competence and education and capacity development needs.
The first national dissemination event took place on 28 February in Rostock, Germany, gathering over 75 participants representing water companies and wastewater treatment plants, academia and research institutes as well as technology providers and engineering companies.
The event provided thematic and functional background of the transnational IWAMA activities, and presented in details the achievements of German partners.
The IWAMA project Final Conference organized on 30.1.–1.2. in Turku brought together more than 100 participants to discuss the wastewater sector and how to make it smart and efficient.
Check materials from the conference: presentations and the photo gallery are now available!
In the end of 2018, Estonian Water Works Association organized a seminar “Operators’ Experience” for the water and wastewater plant operators from its member companies.
The IWAMA 5th webinar was organized on 4 December to discuss co-operation and symbiosis models in the wastewater treatment sector.
The IWAMA project joined the BSR WATER — Platform on Integrated Water Cooperation. The platform project funded by the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme aims to enhance continuous cross-sectoral cooperation in smart water management providing a possibility for transnational experience exchange, sharing of good practices and solutions, as well as delivering comprehensive overview of the current and future policy contexts and their impacts in the BSR countries.
In October, one of the most active IWAMA partners Estonian Water Works Association organised a study visit to Madrid, Spain to exchange knowledge, experiences and good practices with colleagues beyond the Baltic Sea Region.