27/07/2017

The 4th GLOBAQUA course was organized by the Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA) within the framework of GLOBAQUA

ICRA

The 4th GLOBAQUA course was organized by the Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA) within the framework of GLOBAQUA (www.globaqua-project.eu). The 4th course was titled “Training course on modeling of freshwater related ecosystem services”, and introduced the basic principles of modeling of freshwater-related ecosystem services. The overall goal of the workshop was that the participants can co-develop their own case-study modeling exercises during the workshop with the help of the lecturers. To ensure co-development of the case-studies, the mornings were devoted to theory sessions to introduce the basics of ecosystem services, modeling, and modeling of socio-environmental systems; whereas the afternoons were devoted to the implementation of the learned concepts into the individual case-studies. This stepwise approach ensured that participants assimilated the basics of modeling of freshwater-related ecosystem services in coupled socio-environmental systems.

For this course, the target groups were researchers at any stage in their professional career, as well as water managers interested in the modeling of freshwater-related ecosystem services in coupled socio-environmental systems. There were 9 participants in the course, attending from 5 different countries. Among those, 4 were from GLOBAQUA, and 1 from MARS.