PEARL held on January 12, 2016 its first “Learning & Action Alliance” workshop for Marbella. The Andalusian city is one of the case studies of the project, which seeks solutions to the problems caused by coastal flooding.
The kick-off took place before more than 60 people who came from different sectors: municipalities, public utility and private water companies, universities, consortium members, neighborhood associations and representatives of public institutions related to the management of floods.
After the first session of presentation by researchers of the PEARL project, the attendants shared their experience to identify the difficulties caused by floods and exchanged different views.
Xavier Aldea, Cetaqua Project Manager for PEARL, was very pleased by the results of workshop which “served to involve local stakeholders in defining the problem of flooding in wet weather. The workshop was very useful for understanding local issues and to develop a local action plan for the future. ”
The following days, Marbella hosted PEARL’s consortium meeting , consisting of 24 partners from 13 European countries led by UNESCO-IHE.