Watershare Newsletter 8 December 2020 Read online
Welcome Watershare Members and Community, to the latest newsletter!
In this new edition, you will read about the latest happenings in the Watershare community.

I am proud of our Watershare community. During our strategic meeting we have defined where we want to go and what we would like to achieve. We have expressed the need to broaden our community with local initiatives. And as a community we recognized that we can make a difference in the Covid pandemic by sharing methodologies, best practices and results. Over the past months I have seen numerous members taking initiatives to increase collaboration and knowledge transfer. These activities are very encouraging and I am looking forward to bringing the community to the next level in 2021’. - Lydia Vamvakeridou-Lyroudia.
Our LinkedIn community is growing!
We are proud to see our community grow to over 630 followers in the beginning of December. A big compliment!

Thank you all for contributing to the Watershare community. Let’s continue to share and exchange!
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Watershare is a community of experts
Watershare is a platform for and by members, where experts can share their knowledge and their challenges! Over the past months, we have featured individual experts within the community.

You can read the latest interviews with Patrick Reed (Cornell University), George Boustras (CERIDES), Dragan Savic (KWR) and Saud AL-Nadabi (DIAM) via the button below. 
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The City Blueprint applied in Kenya, South Africa and Indonesia
How can a city quickly assess which elements of its water cycle are functioning well and which need to be adapted? The City Blueprint is a practical assessment tool that can help urban areas understand their options to achieve a water-wise city.

Three researchers from Kenya, South Africa and Indonesia applied these tools in different capacities:
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Members update
1. Nicosia Risk Forum 2020
The Nicosia Risk Forum happened on November 26th, hosted by member CERIDES, with the theme of “Preparing for the Next Pandemic – the important role of Civil Protection: A Regional View”

Lydia Vamvakeridou-Lyroudia, Watershare Director, and Frederic Béen, KWR Scientific Researcher, participated in this year’s event, sharing latest insights on Watershare’s COVID19 knowledge sharing activities and KWR’s approach to sewage surveillance.

2. Read more about the Enlace AySA Hackathon & a blog by Maria Lousada Ferreira, KWR Scientific Researcher, and her experience participating as a juror of the Hackathon – and find out who won!
Upcoming Watershare Events
  • Watershare Annual Meeting – December 14th 13:00-15:00 – For members only
  • SETAC 2021 - May 2-6 - Submit your abstracts to the session “The role of sewage surveillance in living with Covid-19: from wastewater data to public health decisions”
Happy holidays and see you in 2021!
Best regards to all,
Lydia, Lisa, Gerard and Rinske
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