WP 1.

The legal framework for efficient running of the project created: the Partnership Agreements signed; internal documentation regulating role distribution, responsibilities and structures on the institutional level signed by the rectors.

The kick-off meeting held at TyuSU in March 2016: work plan revised; a grant management workshop organized; the communication strategy discussed (see Activity 3).

Inter-disciplinary Working Groups (IWG) set up on a vertical level (in each PI), and on the horizontal level (trans-institutional WG), each centred around a specific task; their members trained at seminars, workshops and discussion sessions. More…

The Project Management Board (PMB) set up, the management structure further clarified, following feedback from the monitoring events at TSU and ENU, and is available on the project websites http://treasure-water.eu/; https://www.utmn.ru/riic/eng/eu-projects/erasmus/


WP 2.

The established IWGs and TWG-s including staff from academic and non-academic partners were the main facilitators in designing methodology for building Industry-Academia Learning Partnerships (IALPs).

As a result:

An interdisciplinary knowledge pool for transboundary water resources management (TWRM) created:

•          a questionnaire (Questionnaire_rus; Questionnaire_eng) jointly designed;

•          the needs analysis (Needs Analysis in the Water sector of Region Tomsk_TSU; Institutional Paradigm of TWRM in the River Irtysh Basin IWEP) carried out;

•          reports available on the project websites; (Report on the implementation of the project at EKSU; Contents of the Summary Report of the Lead Partner for WP 2);

•          a ‘puzzle catalogue’ of the relevant for TWRM courses at PC universities created;

•          TWRM-specific qualifications framework designed, incorporating experience of previous EU projects (http://www.qualfeem.org/qualfeem/ProjectOutcome.php; http://www.omgau.ru/international/programs/elfrus/#about )

•          information resources partially compiled, including 4 data bases on: key actors in the water management sector in RF and KZ; legislation, policies and practices in TWRM; technologies of water management; ecological and socio-economic issues.  (List  of data bases; Abstract Legal database (eng) )

All resources (in Russian, with English summaries) are available on the Moodle platform at ASU, to be later mirrored on the platforms of each PI.

On the basis of the good practices identified in discussions with the EU partners, the strategy for establishing IALPs developed, built around a continuous dialogue with relevant stakeholders in the form of round table discussions, consultations and regular surveys. This enhanced awareness of comparative contexts for TWRM and increased mutual understanding. The results of WP 2 summed-up in a workshop at ASU (Feb.2017) (see Activity 9)

The conceptual framework for transboundary water management_ENU

The Strategy for the IALP _ TyuSU

WP 3.

Local retraining of staff undertaken by all PCIs. The first international workshop organised at AUTH, to take place in April 2017.

WP 4.

The list of demand-driven courses for water industry confirmed (available online);

Methodology for the syllabi and course plans for 6 modules, including 24 ECTS based courses partially developed/modernized; experience from other EU projects (e.g. TEMPUS 159325-2009, TEMPUS-2617-2005, TEMPUS 530690-2012) used in development of QF and syllabi).

With participation of employers a new curriculum for the graduate programme ‘Usage and Protection of Water Resources’ designed and running at ASU.

(Development of innovative undergraduate course “Integrated Water Resources Management and Protection” ASU)

WP 5.

An e-platform for blended learning with a digital library of materials created as a working version at ASU for all participants.

A User manual for the e-learning platform available online.

Development of academic content for e-learning in progress.

WP 6. Implementation of the training courses on TWRM (planned for Year 2,3 of the Project)

WP 7. Efficient Quality control and monitoring of the project  (More…)

WP 8. Successful dissemination is achieved (More...)

WP 9. Efficient Management of the project (More...)