Date: 05 – 07 March 2019
Venue: Cork, Ireland
The first GEMS/Water Scoping Workshop for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, titled “Ambient water quality monitoring: current status and opportunities for global engagement and SDG indicator 6.3.2 reporting”, was held in Cork, Ireland, from 05-07 March 2019. It was organised by the GEMS/Water Capacity Development Centre (UCC College, Cork).
The workshop aimed at rendering the technical aspects of water quality monitoring for management tasks more tangible to the participants, and at presenting the work of GEMS/Water in the field of water quality monitoring of SDG indicator 6.3.2. Further objectives included identifying the capacity development need for water quality monitoring in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, as well as establishing a closer exchange with the national contacts of the GEMS/Water Programme in the relevant regions.
Eleven water quality experts from both regions attended the workshop and gave an interesting overview of the water quality monitoring situation in their countries.
Dmytro Lisniak represented the GEMS/Water Data Centre and contributed to the workshop with lectures on data management and data supply.