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The Resilient Forest Info Day took place on the afternoon of the 21st of October at the Laboratory for Forest Fires Study, in Lousã, Coimbra (Portugal). The event was organized by the Association for the Development of Industrial Aerodynamics (ADAI).

The meeting gave the opportunity to 18 stakeholders involved in the management of watersheds, to interact and share their knowledge. Maria Gonzalez, the coordinator of the Project, kicked off the meeting with a presentation of the Resilient Forest Project. Jacob Keiser, a scientist from the University of Aveiro presented his works and results on watersheds, on which he has dedicated many studies and efforts. Then, several representatives of local municipalities and other local and national institutions had the chance to explain their strategies of watershed management and, consequently, to prove how a support decision tool like the one developed in this LIFE Resilient Forests Project can be useful for their intents.

At the end of the event, before a socializing cocktail, a debate gave the possibility for all the participants to intervene and express their points of view.

14h00 – 14h15 Welcome words (ADAI)
14h15 – 14h30Presentation of the Project and of the objectives of the meeting
14h30- 14h50Studies carried out in watersheds (Jan Jacob Keiser, University of Aveiro)
14h50 – 15h45Presentation of projects with the participation of Municipalities:
– Municipality of Lousã
– Municipality of Góis
– Municipality of Vila Nova de
– Municipality of Pampilhosa da
– Municipality of Arganil
– Municipality of Miranda do
15h45 – 16h00Interventions of context
– Environmental Portuguese
– Reforesting Lousã with Native
Species (NGO)
16h00 – 17h00Debate
17h00 – 17h30Socializing Cocktail