A training workshop took place in the Netherlands from 1-3 September 2010. This took forward the experimental work (Tasks 1-3) being undertaken at the REFRESH river and wetland experimental sites. Partners provided updates on site selection and there were discussions focusing on protocols for field and laboratory measurements, timing of experimental periods and the design of the experiments. The workshop included visits to two of the sites in the Netherlands.
REFRESH was introduced at a special 'Water' session in the 2010 International Climate Change Adaptation conference in Brisbane in July (http://www.nccarf.edu.au/conference2010/).
A special session at the 2010 NABS-ASLO joint meeting (Santa Fe, New Mexico) in June was organised, 'Intra- and intercontinental experiences of interaction between aquatic sciences and management: learning from others (http://www.aslo.org/santafe2010/special_sessions.html). The aim was to provide an overview of studies on the transfer of research output to water management. REFRESH was introduced during this session.
REFRESH participated in a major science policy interfacing event in Brussels on 6th & 7th June, 2010 (International Conference on Climate Change Impacts on Water-related Disasters). This gathered representatives of ongoing FP7 and FP7 projects to discuss the state of knowledge, identify research perspectives and needs and discuss the best way to communicate key findings to policy-makers and stakeholders
A poster (a Powerpoint version is available in the filestore in the dissemination directory) introducing REFRESH was presented at the WFD 2010 Lille conference on Integrated River Basin Managament under the Water Framework Directive meeting in Lille between 26th and 29th April (http://www.wfdlille2010.org).
The Project start up meeting took place in Antalya Turkey between 22nd and 26th March 2010. Partners can find minutes and presentations from the meetings can be found in the filestore in the respective work package directories.