Delta Lady Partner Meeting of Phase 2 took place in the Province of Friesland in the Netherlands on May 10-11, 2022. After two years of online meetings, project partners finally met in person in the city of Leeuwarden in the Provincial House to exchange the progress in the implementation of their action plans. They also visited the Afsluitdijk, which is a major dam between Friesland and North Holland, and where one of the Good Practices of the Province of Friesland takes place (Fish Migration). 17 particiapants including 4 stakeholders from Spain, Romania and the Netherlands, attended the meeting on the frist day, Partners and stakeholders presented the progress with the implementation of the aciton plans. Moreover, the progress with the Pilot Action of the Province of Friesland was presented as well which appeared to become a major success. The Pilot is a web-based and easy-to-use application that enables regional policy makers and project owners to assess the impact of their projects and policy initiatives on the policy frameworks of ecosystem services, sustainable development goals and broad well-being, based on the scientific method of policy-enhanced sustainable cost-benefit analysis. The tool can be accessed at: sustainabilityevaluation.org
The second day was dedicated to the study visit to the delta. At the Afsluitdijk, the Wadden Center hosted the participants. An inspiring presentation was given on the the history and future perspective of the Afsluitdijk.