REFRESH stakeholder meeting in Ankara, Turkey

METU Presentation December 2013In December REFRESH Partner Middle Eastern Technical University (METU) organised a stakeholder meeting in Ankara attended by 55 people. The audience comprised scientists from a number of Universities, the Ministry of Forest and Water Affairs, General Directorate for State Hydraulic Works, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, Ministry of Environment and City Planning, Ministry of EU Affairs, Nature conservation centre and TEMA-The Turkish Foundation of Combating Soil Erosion for Reforestation and the Protection of Natural Habitats.

The audience were introduced to the project before REFRESH scientists presented results from the stream and lake work programme. The work being undertaken in Turkey was also showcased. The relevance of REFRESH output for policy and management was highlighted and the audience participated in discussion sessions following each presentation. The presentations from the workshop were filmed and these are available to view on Youtube at