CAE goes to the second edition of COWM aiming at a more active generation of citizens
The 2018 edition of COWM, organized by the Eastern Alps Hydrographic District and entitled "Citizen Observatories for Natural Hazards and Water Management", focused on the potential of Citizen Science in the fields of Environmental Monitoring, Natural Risks management (for example, flooding and drought), Land use monitoring and management. The event took place in November, from 27th to 30th, in Venice, in the awesome setting of Palazzo Labia.
The Conference offered the possibility of investigating the role and opportunities for active citizen participation in policy making, as well as the new technologies and methods to support Citizen Observatories. The Conference was also a meeting place for social science and IT experts, engineers, and other professionals from all over the world. This event was attended by people participating in research and development activities that concern a wide range of technical and management topics related to the Citizen Observatories and their impact on society. With COWM 2018, the Eastern Alps Hydrographic District has created an excellent opportunity to find out how to maximize the potential benefits of Citizen Observatories.
CAE acknowledges the importance to involve citizens in order to cope with hydraulic and hydrogeological risks and participated as a sponsor of the event. Moreover, Guido Bernardi participated on the morning of Thursday 29th November, with his intervention entitled: “Flash-floods, landslides and urban inundations: integration of Large Scale Monitoring Networks and Local Early Warning Systems”, in order to introduce once again the importance of local early warning systems for the immediate protection of the population.
To see the complete programme of the event, click here.