The Water4All Partnership is holding its first stakeholder consultative workshop on the 16th and 17th February in Helsinki. The organisation of this workshop takes place in the frame of the updating process of the Water4All’s SRIA, which is due by the end of 2025. This event in Helsinki is the first one of a series of two, the second time taking place in spring 2025.
The aim of consultative workshops is to gather experts’ views as regards the contents of the SRIA. The results of these discussions will be taken into account in the second version of the SRIA i.e. inclusion of additional research and innovation needs, reformulation of existing topics, etc. Given the number of key themes in the SRIA (7, shown in a Figure further up in the text), Water4All partners were asked to indicate which theme they wished to privilege for discussion in the first consultative workshop. Hence, the theme “Biodiversity and Ecosystems”, looking at monitoring tools, resilience and mitigation to global change, restoration and tools for policy making was selected.
At the time of writing this article, more than 30 water experts from academia, research and innovation, water management and decision making organisations have confirmed their participation.