Abstract: Proceedings of regional stakeholder meetings in Norway
A key element of REFRESH has been the collaboration between scientists from the project and stakeholders at a range of scales, local, regional, national and international. To support widespread dissemination of REFRESH results a number of regional stakeholder events were organised bringing together scientists from REFRESH, water managers, conservation organisations and policy makers and implementers so that REFRESH results could be presented and the management implications highlighted and discussed.
On 21-22 October 2013, a regional stakeholder meeting was held on the scientific and management challenges related to eutrophication today and under a changed climate in the Norwegian case study, the Morsa (Vansjø-Hobøl) Catchment in south-eastern Norway. Prior to the workshop several meetings were held by an organising committee comprising REFRESH scientists and regional/local managers to ensure the workshop included interesting topics for the stakeholders. Altogether 36 participants, of whom six were Refresh scientists, contributed to carry out a successful workshop.
The conclusions from the workshop are;
Several key questions still cannot be resolved. It is therefore important to continue research and monitoring such to achieve a better understanding of processes in the river basin.
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