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Survey launched on health effects of blue spaces in urban areas

In recent years, the correlation between urban green spaces and positive health has been well established. The EU-funded BlueHealth project, which is comprised of nine partners from across Europe, is examining the health effects of living near blue spaces, such as canals, lakes and rivers.

As part of the project a criteria will be produced that can be used in a decision support tool for local actors on planning and integrating blue spaces in cities.

To ensure the needs and interests of urban practitioners are met, the project is calling on all local authorities and local actors involved in urban planning decision-making to participate in a mini-survey on blue health, providing their views on blue spaces in cities and what aspects should be considered.

The survey is accessible until the end of September. To share your views use the password: bh and click here.

For more information, visit the BlueHealth website.Image copyright: sourced from Pixabay more   21 September 2017 Webinar to present how to participate in Urban Water Agenda 2030 consultationWith the new Urban Water Agenda 2030 (UWA2030) initiative, the European Commission is joining forces with local governments, including their water utilities, to promote sustainable water management in cities.

EUROCITIES and ICLEI, on behalf of the European Commission, are running an online consultation to ensure that relevant stakeholders in the urban water sector have a say in the development of the UWA2030.

This consultation is based on the first version of the UWA2030 strategy, which has been developed in close collaboration with a core group of cities. The current version suggests that cities can voluntarily commit themselves to actions in five strategic directions: at local, river basin, European Union, and global level, with the fifth direction highlighting direct exchanges between local governments as an essential mechanism for making an impact on the ground.

A webinar will be held on 21 September 2017 from 15.00 - 16.00 [CEST] that will offer guidance on completing the online consultation. The public consultation is open until 9 October 2017.

To take part in the webinar, contact water@iclei.org or click here.Image copyright: sourced from City of Amsterdam more

» Publication Date: 25/09/2017

» Source: Iclei Europe

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