October 27, 2022
On October 25, the RIVEAL project organized a participatory workshop on the Alva River. This meeting took place online and aimed to make communities aware of the importance of environmental participation, contributing to a greater demand in relation to the sustainable management of river ecosystems. This event also intended to understand the ways of using the Alva River, the affective connection to the river, as well as the perceptions of the members of the local communities about the river and the Fronhas dam, as well as the dynamics that have been created there.
The workshop was organized by the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon, partner of the RIVEAL Project, with the participation of approximately 30 members of the local community and representatives of various entities linked to the Alva River.
The contributions of all participants will be included in the final project report and the information collected will be analyzed with a view to a better understanding of the relevant practices in the Alva River and for the co-production of public policy solutions for the river and surrounding territory.