Stakeholder training Workshop Italy

This worskhop was conducted in Parma on 09th of November 2021 in an hybrid version. 24 persons from 12 institutions (Regions, Municipalities, National institutions, irrigation water boards, Environmental Agencies, Po interregional Agency, Universities) participated (9 onsite) – plus representatives of the two Italian project partners AdbPo and CMCC.

The programme of the workshop was as following:

10:00 – 10:10 – Introduction to the event
10:10 – 10:25 – Presentation of TEACHER-CE Project (Guido Rianna - CMCC) 
10:25 – 10:40 – Presentation of  the TEACHER toolbox ARP-CC-CE (Guido Rianna - CMCC)
10:40 – 10:55 – Presentation of the pilot area “Enza basin” (Beatrice Bertolo - AdbPo)
10:55 – 11:10 – TEACHER - CE and strategies for water resources management
11:10 – 11:25 – Break
11:30 – 12:30 – Toolbox testing and discussions on Project TEACHER-CE
12:30 – 13:00 – Final synthesis

A complete update on Project activities has been supplied to the stakeholders, coupled with a detailed description of the pilot area, in order to be able to collect their views on specific issues pertaining to it.
A little bit less than an hour has been dedicated to toolbox testing: during this phase, participants had the chance to discuss with CMCC and AdbPo partners about pilot area specific issues and the need for strategies development to adapt to climate changes.
Issues have been inserted in the toolbox, even if just for the sake of testing the functionality, and the catalogue of measures has been used and read through. 
The toolbox raised the interest of present participants, even if it needs to be further refined and developed, and it needs to be clarified how it will be managed in the future. This question has been raised considering that in the pilot area activities for the drafting of the “Enza river contract” are at their start and could benefit from the ARP-CC-CE toolbox, but it should be directly “managed” by institutions and stakeholders of the pilot area.
For what concerns major problems of the pilot area, stakeholders have confirmed that major issues are related to floods, drought and water scarcity events and water for irrigation, followed closely by drinking water supply and water dependent ecosystems management, even if with lower priority.
There’s a high quest for update and improvement of local strategies to adapt to flood risk (both fluvial and pluvial), and to manage water dependent ecosystems.
Stakeholders have suggested measures needed.
General satisfaction with the event has been quite high, reaching an average score of 8.88 out of 10.