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The Maputo TRUST workshop

A TRUST training workshop on infrastructure asset management was held in Maputo, Mozambique, between the 25th and 27th of February. The workshop was given by the two Portuguese TRUST partners, Águas de Portugal and LNEC (the Portuguese National Laboratory of Civil Engineering). The initiative also benefited from the collaboration of AQUATEC (The AdP Subsidiary Mozambican consulting company in...

TRUST presentation at IWA/ESKTN conference

On November 21st, progress on the TRUST project was presented at the joint International Water Association (IWA) and the Environmental Sustainability Knowledge Transfer Network (ESKTN) conference and networking event “Catchment Management, Impact of climate change on risks and investment costs” in Oxford, England.   TRUST scientist Paul Jeffrey spoke to about 120 conference attendees and...

Lively exchange between TRUST pilot cities and researchers during workshop in Basel

During a successful TRUST workshop in Basel last week, researchers and participants from the water utilities of the TRUST pilot cities discussed multiple topics. Among them were the TRUST vision and definition of sustainability and the results of a quick sustainability assessment of the pilot cities, which was carried out to show the current state of the cities, their specific problems and the...

Scotland’s water

On August 27th, the last of the TRUST WA2 workshops took place in Edinburgh, Scotland. The meeting was led by Prof Paul Jeffrey from Cranfield University, and brought together representatives from Scottish Water, national (Scottish) and local government, as well as various national agencies involved in the water sector, and one commercial water provider.   Unlike most of the TRUST city...

Insight into the German water sector

After the TRUST workshops in Portugal and Oslo, 15 participants from the German water sector now attended the Governance Group and the Citizens Groups workshops in Hamburg, which were organized in cooperation with Hamburg Wasser.   The workshop showed that there are relatively few problems in the German water sector and that the country has a very workable system. Resource protection and...

Future of Oslo’s water services discussed in TRUST workshop

On April 16th and 17th, Oslo was the setting for the latest of the TRUST workshops for Work Area 2. The two sessions were led jointly by Per Kristiansen from Oslo VAV (the municipal water and sewer utility), and Jon Røstum from SINTEF.  The first ‘citizen groups’ workshop brought together around 12 participants from local environmental and community groups, housing associations, and Oslo...