DAFNE First General Assembly took place in Leuven, 20-22 September 2017

The 1st Annual General Assembly for the EU-funded ‘Decision Analytic Framework to explore the water-energy-food Nexus in complex transboundary water resources of fast developing countries’ (DAFNE) project was held Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU LEUVEN) in Leuven, Belgium from the 20th-22nd of September 2017.  Representing ICRE8 at the meeting were Dr. Nikos Englezos, Dr. Ebun Akinsete and Dr. Xanthi Kartala; while Professor Phoebe Koundouri attended remotely.  The DAFNE project aims to establish a decision-analytic framework that will adopt a participatory approach to analyse the anticipated effects of alternative planning options on the broad range of often competing interests in transboundary river basins. 

Chaired by the project coordinator, Professor Paolo Burlando (Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zuerich, ETHZ) the meeting brought together representatives of all the various consortium members including Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU LEUVEN), The University Court of the University of Aberdeen (UABDN), Universitaet Osnabruck (U0), International Water Management Institute (IWMI), African Collaborative Centre for Earth System Science (ACCESS), Arba Minch University (AMU), University of Zambia (UNZA), Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (EMU), Vista Geowissenschaftliche Fernerkundung GmbH (VISTA-GEO), ATEC-3D Ltd. (ATEC-3D), European Institute for Participatory Media EV (EIPCM), and Water and Land Resource Center (WLRC).  Consortium partners reviewed the progress made during the first year of the project and exchanged ideas about research approaches and strategies towards the next phase of the project. 

For more information on the DAFNE project please visit the project website at  https://dafne.ethz.ch.

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