On the first day in the morning we took the Bologna Water Guided Tour to discover how the history of the city has been closely linked with water since the medieval ages. The guide told the participants that water has been the source of economic progress and prosperity in Bologna. We learned that Bologna used to be the fifth biggest city with regard to the number of inhabitants and the main centre of textile production in Italy in the 13th century. We found out that for many centuries water represented the main source of energy for manufacturing and commercial activities, especially running mills for the production of silk in Bologna. So, it was not surprising that the Fountain of Neptune became the symbol of the city of Bologna for us. We were told that all water canals were buried underground. After lunch we gathered at the meeting hall located in Atelier – Urban Centre – Sala Borsa, Piazza Nettuno. At the beginning of the conference, the protocol of the Polish meeting was evaluated and accepted by all the partners. Continue Reading
We are greeted by the headmaster of the primary school n.18 in Sonsnowiec.
We visit the school and attend several demonstrations of the water related educational activities that the school carries out:
The portuguese Partner welcomed us in the conference room of the Hotel. We made an overview, who prepared which presentations for the meeting and decided, in which order they will be presented during the next days.
The conference room
After a coffee break, the Portuguese partner presented us a short movie with informations about Porto. Afterwards we evaluated the protocol of the last meeting in Swiss. This included corrections and additions of some more important aspects. We noticed, that the protocol should be more detailed, also with more summary of discussions in our group and descriptions of the pedagogical methods, we did during the last meeting. We’ll have a new folder with the reworked protocol.
For lunch we had a picnic at the city park.
The city park
Afterwards we did a guided tour through the water pavillon in the city park. Continue Reading
Organiser: SUPSI, Locarno, Switzerland
People taking part in the meeting:
- Francesco Bedussi, Italy
- Yunus Bayram, Turkey
- Tommaso Corridoni, Switzerland
- Jerzy Lebek, Poland
- Liliana Moreira, Portugal
- Cetin Mutlu, Turkey
- Olivia Nogueira, Portugal
- Marzena Pasek, Poland
- Luca Reggiani, Switzerland
- Tim, Germany
- Jens, Germany
- Tanja Weiβe, Germany
The day started with a welcome by DFA and being shown around the institution.
Tour of DFA facilities
DFA presented its approach to their water footprint.
In the afternoon the participants visited the dam in Verzaska Valley.
The Verzasca dam
The Verzasca Dam, which is 220 metres high, forms the artificial Lago di Vogorno near the entrance of the valley. We had a chance to talk to the dam engineer, who has been working for the company for quite a long time and was able to give us a lot of useful technical information about the place. His personal involvement could reflect the importance of local thinking about sustainability.
- Francesco and Sara, from Università Verde di Bologna/Centro Antartide, Italy
- Yunus from Diyarbakir Zirai Mücadele Araştirma Istasyonu Müdürlüğü, Turkey
- Tim, Jens, Béla and Tanja, from OBUK, Germany
- Joanna and Aga from Centrum Ksztalcenia Ustawiznego, Poland
- Lili and Olivia from Tabanca Pequena, Portugal
- Luca from SUPSI, Switzerland
16th October 2013
We started presenting ourselves and our organisations. During the morning we engage in several social activities to know each others. Then we start to discuss our organisations’ commitments.
We meet for the firs time
Some questions about work organizations are introduced: