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The Interreg IVB Noth Sea Region Programme
North Sea Skills Integration and New Technologies

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SKINT Final Conference | Hamburg

The final conference of the SKINT project aims to present the project findings and its quantitative and qualitative achievements, along with related application examples of sustainable water management. To this purpose, experts from different countries in the North Sea Region will discuss the implementation of solutions in the field of sustainable urban drainage systems, sustainability and the training of prospective water managers. A complementary exhibition of the accomplishments of the project will showcase publications, the SKINT online portal and Water Town, a computer game. The event will help to disseminate the findings and inform water managers about the latest solutions and ideas. Furthermore, the SKINT final conference also aims to offer networking opportunities between local authorities, universities, companies and the interested public.

For a detailed description have a look at the programme and register with the attached registration form:

> Skint registration final conference [pdf | 107kb]
> Skint final conference, flyer [pdf | 2,7mb]

SKINT Final Conference
Tuesday, 18th September 2012

Background
The North Sea Skills Integration and New Technologies (SKINT) project, funded by the Interreg IVB North Sea Programme, aims to facilitate the implementation of sustainable urban land and water management by improving the integration of water management in spatial planning processes. The European Water Framework Directive (WFD) and Floods Directive (FD) have clear goals for improving water quality and regulating water quantity in the EU. When coupled with climate change and urbanization these create increasing pressure on water management, especially in urban areas. These issues are dealt with by the SKINT project.

The recent shift towards a more integrated approach in urban development, in which many different disciplines have to work together, demands a new approach to water management. Currently it is often the case that innovative water solutions are available, but implementation is hindered by barriers to multidisciplinary working. There is a need to foster awareness of the role of different disciplines and build up capacity within disciplines to make the required contributions. On this basis, the SKINT project has undertaken a set of initiatives meant to tackle these issues and outline future strategies which may further the cause of sustainable water management in the North Sea Region. At the SKINT final conference, the work undertaken and the results obtained in the project will be presented. More information about SKINT: www.skintwater.eu

Aims
The final conference of the SKINT project aims to present the project findings and its quantitative and qualitative achievements, along with related application examples of sustainable water management. To this purpose, experts from different countries in the North Sea Region will discuss the implementation of solutions in the field of sustainable urban drainage systems, sustainability and the training of prospective water managers. A complementary exhibition of the accomplishments of the project will showcase publications, the SKINT online portal and Water Town, a computer game.

The event will help to disseminate the findings and inform water managers about the latest solutions and ideas. Furthermore, the SKINT final conference also aims to offer networking opportunities between local authorities, universities, companies and the interested public.

Presentations held during the final conference in Hamburg