TRAINRICE Training Sessions in Piacenza, Italy
Waterborne staff taught training sessions as part of the TRAINRICE course held at the Catholic University in Piacenza, Italy. The course provided information on rice agronomic practices, EU registration for rice products and hands-on experience with rice models linked to groundwater and surface water models.
For higher-tier modeling, the European Commission Working Group MED-RICE has recommended linking two of our models, Rice Water Quality Model (RICEWQ) and Riverine Water Quality Model (RIVWQ), to predict environmental concentrations in rice paddies and receiving waters. The Waterborne training focused on setting up and linking these models. The attendees came from a number of countries including Greece, United Kingdom, Sweden, Germany, Italy and Finland.