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         In the context of the Water Framework Directive (WFD), its daughter Directives and the Floods directive implementation, the ad-hoc (2010-2012) Common Implementation Strategy group dedicated to Science Policy Interface (co-led by DG Research and innovation of the European Commission and ONEMA, France) aims to ensure a seamless and dynamic interface between science and policy and thus provide science and evidence-based support to the for the implementation of the WFD and other water related directives.
To this end, this CIS-SPI activity has to assess the needs for knowledge from the Common Implementation Strategy (CIS) working groups and experts groups of the CIS, cross-check them against available knowledge and pass on identified gaps to the research organisations and funders. It should also come up with recommendations to improve the knowledge brokering between the two communities in play.


Programme of the seminar

       KEY NOTE SPEECH 1 (example of SPI activity at the European level)

    The WFD CIS-SPI activity : State of progress and lessons learnt during the period 2010-2012, Michel Schouppe (EC DG RTD) Frédérique Martini (France, Onema)
    Answers, experiences and impacts of SPI activity in the Working group on chemical aspects (WG-E), Robert KASE - Swiss Centre for Applied Ecotoxicology, CH
    Answers, experiences and impacts of SPI activity in the Working group on groundwater (WG-C), Rob WARD - British Geological Survey, UK .


           KEY NOTE SPEECH 2 (compilation of and lessons learnt from SPI activities around the world)

    K* (KStar) & the Water Science-Policy Interface: an international perspective,
    Alex BIELAK- Knowledge broker and chair of K* initiative.


          KEY NOTE SPEECH 3 (example of SPI activity at the international basin level): THE DANUBE CASE

    Streamlining Knowledge to Address WFD Challenges, Philip WELLER - ICPDR


            KEY NOTE SPEECH 4 (example of SPI activity at the national level): THE UK CASE

    Science-Policy Interface : activity at the national level - some UK experience, Bob HARRIS - DEFRA, UK


           KEY NOTE SPEECH 5 (example of SPI activity at the river basin level): THE RHONE CASE

    A long term environmental research observatory in interaction with river basin stakeholders Didier GRAILLOT - Zone atelier du bassin du Rhône, (France).


           ROUND TABLES – 1ST SET

    Round table 1 Facilitator : Bob Harris – Rapporteur : Natacha Amorsi.
    Round table 2 Facilitator : Alex Bielak – Rapporteur : Celine Hervé-Bazin.
    Round table 3 Facilitator : Claire Mac Camphill – Rapporteur : Guido Vaes
    Round table 4 Facilitator : Maria Mimikou – Rapporteur : Ragab Ragab.


            KEY NOTE SPEECH 6

    From Science to Science-Policy Dialogue 15 years of experiences
    Support of policy options of relevance to the Blueprint to Safeguard Europe’s Water Giuseppina MONACELLI – Expert group on water scarcity and drought.


           KEY NOTE SPEECH 7

    SPI activities within an EU-funded research project: the WISER project, Daniel HERING – WISER .
    Science-Policy Interface (SPI) and Ecological status: what has been achieved to date and where are we going to?, Yorick REYJOL –Onema, Working group on ecological status.


           KEY NOTE SPEECH 8

    A step ahead towards SPI and support of knowledge communication, Daniel SEMPERE – IMPRINTS
    SPI and the floods WG,Maria BRÄTTEMARK – Working group on floods.


           ROUND TABLES – 2ND SET

    Round table 1 Facilitator : Xénia Schneider – Rapporteur : Johanna Toggenburg.
    Round table 2 Facilitator : Enrique Playan – Rapporteur : Hinano Spreafico.
    Round table 3 Facilitator : Elena Giusta – Rapporteur : Adriaan Slob
    Round table 4 Facilitator : Sergey Moroz – Rapporteur : Benoît Fribourg-Blanc.