Did you ever hear of a Water Museum Network? Do you wonder how it could support river restoration activities in the Danube Basin? Are you curious about how we can collaborate on promoting citizen science and public exhibitions to enhance river restoration?
These are some of the topics presented at the recent online event organized by the DANUBE4all project.
On June 5th a webinar was held that brought together over 20 representatives from various museums, NGOs, and organizations across countries in the Danube Basin. The event aimed to address such questions around collaborative approaches towards citizen engagement in river restoration and outline pathways forward. Participants had the opportunity to gain insights from various experts including Eriberto Eulisse from Water Museums Global Network (WAMUNET), who presented the concept of the water museum network, focusing on its significance for river restoration. Sandra de Vries, founder of DANUBE4all partner PULSAQUA, discussed the theory and practice of citizen science in river restoration. Additionally, Gabriela Costea from IGB-BERLIN presented the idea of a joint exhibition centered around the Danube River.
The webinar served as a starting point for upcoming initiatives within the DANUBE4all project, with one of our citizen science objectives being to establish the Regional Danube Water Museum Network, which will bring together relevant stakeholders from the Danube Basin. This network will serve as a platform to promote and connect existing exhibitions, share educational resources about the Danube, and explore the implementation of various citizen science activities. Through these efforts, we aim to educate the public and contribute to the improvement of the Danube Basin ecosystem.
Images from webinar presentations
If you missed the webinar, don't worry! You can view the recorded session in full on our YouTube channel and also access the powerpoint presentations below:
New Opportunities to Promote the Value of Freshwater Ecosystems and Riverscapes through Awareness Raising Initiatives, Exhibitions and Sustainability Education - Eriberto Euliss, Water Museums Global Network (WAMUNET):
Citizen Science in River Restoration - Sandra de Vries, Pulsaqua:
Conceptualizing the Blue Danube Travelling Exhibition - Gabriela Costea, IGB Berlin, Dept. Community and Ecosystem Ecology:
If you have any questions or would like to learn more, feel free to reach out to Sandra (sandra(at)pulsaqua.com), Gabriela (gabriela.costea(at)igb-berlin.de) or Primoz (primoz.skrt(at)gwpcee.org)