European projects for Somerset County Council

PUBLISHED: 17:00 14 October 2011


LEADING water managers from around Europe visited Somerset last week to discuss a series of projects to reduce potential local consequences of climate change.

The Somerset WAVE Project, in which Somerset County Council is one of six partners, welcomed 30 experts from Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and France. They saw some of the work going on in the county which is being jointly funded by the European Union and the Somerset partners with a total budget of £1.9million.

Somerset County Council cabinet member, Councillor David Hall, said: “It’s always pleasing to welcome foreign experts to Somerset to show them what we are achieving here. By working together we can learn about ways to plan for the future and reduce the negative impacts of climate change.”

The conference allowed the visitors to discuss progress on similar projects in their home countries also being part-funded by the European Regional Development Programme.

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