Author: Iryna Shchoka

  • Co-creation experience of the Rampillon Living Lab site

    Co-creation experience of the Rampillon Living Lab site

    Tackling non-point source pollution in intensive agricultural area, near Paris, faces several barriers. In order to stimulate communication between stakeholders, ALFAwetlands partner: INRAE in cooperation with AQUI’Brie: association to protect ground water resources developed tools and serious game to support participatory approaches. Objectives The objectives were to test tools that would facilitate dialogue on diffuse…

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  • INRAE-ALFAwetlands partner from France

    INRAE-ALFAwetlands partner from France

    ALFAwetlands consortium includes 2 partner organisations from France. One of them is INRAE, the French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment. About INRAE Created on January 1, 2020, INRAE is a major player in research and innovation. INRAE carries out targeted research and resulted from the merger of INRA and IRSTEA organisations. It…

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  • Living lab site – the Nature Reserve Confluent

    Living lab site – the Nature Reserve Confluent

    ALFAwetlands Living lab France consists of several sites, one of them is Living Lab site Toulouse or Confluent. Please also read: Living Lab site in French Pyrenees Introduction Small man-managed wetlands are scattered throughout the picturesque landscape of France. These wet areas contribute to the country’s natural beauty and ecological diversity. These wetlands, serve as…

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  • Meet CNRS, ALFAwetlands French partner

    Meet CNRS, ALFAwetlands French partner

    ALFAwetlands consists of an experts team from 14 organisations +1 affiliatedentity across 10 EU countries. One of them is the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), who had recently hosted ALFAwetlands Annual meeting in Toulouse. About CNRS CNRS is one of the most renowned public research organisations in the world. For more than 80…

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  • ALFAwetlands Annual Meeting

    ALFAwetlands Annual Meeting

    From 8th till 12th of May ALFAwetlands Annual meeting took place in France. Main hosting partner was the French National Centre for Scientific Research, based in Toulouse. Beside Toulouse, partners also visited one of the ALFAwetlands Living Lab France sites -Rampillon, located close to Paris. Please also read: ALFAwetlands press release Meeting Agenda More than…

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  • Soil Science days in Helsinki

    Soil Science days in Helsinki

    ALFAwetlands was introduced to wider audience for the first time in connection of ‘Soil science days’ in Finland. The ‘Soil science days’ are organised every second year, this year 10 – 11 January 2023 in Helsinki by Finnish Society of Soil Sciences. Please also read: Peat in the Heat: European wetlands during Climate Change There were…

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  • World Wetlands Day

    World Wetlands Day

    2nd of February and its relation to wetlands World Wetlands Day is celebrated each year on 2 February to raise awareness about them. Moreover, on the 30th of August 2021, the UN General Assembly adopted Resolution 75/317 that established 2 February as World Wetlands Day. This day also marks the anniversary of the Ramsar Convention…

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  • Happy Winter Holidays!

    Happy Winter Holidays!

    The year 2022 became a great start of the ALFAwetlands project, aiming at improvement of the geospatial knowledge base of wetland, evaluation of pathways of wetland restorations and provision of information and indicators for sustainability to maximize climate change mitigation, biodiversity and other benefits. This ALFAwetlands starting year was full of interesting discussions and planning…

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  • Peat in the Heat: European wetlands during Climate Change

    Peat in the Heat: European wetlands during Climate Change

    Since the last COP 26 in Glasgow global leaders and the public have finally been paying more attention to the crucial role wetlands – and peatlands in particular – play in our fight against climate change. What are peatlands? Peatlands are a type of wetland found in the northern hemisphere, especially Canada, Scandinavia and Russia. They form…

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