The annual meeting of all German WISDOM Project Partners was held at the premises of the DLR in Oberpaffenhofen on the 14th and 15th of June 2011. After a short introduction of the “newcomers” Claudia Künzer reported about project related developments of the last 12 month, such as the successful project start in November 2011, conducted workshops and numerous undertaken field campaigns. This was followed by a brief description of strategic alignments of the project as well as new inter-project cooperation’s. In this context a coarse road map for the next 12 month has been presented to the German WISDOM partners as well. After the introduction session each work package presented work progress, current work and provided an outlook, each followed by an internal discussion. The first day was concluded by a joint dinner at the beautiful Hotel Seehof in Weßling.
The second day of the Annual Meeting focused on the planned work for the next 12 month, which was about joint publications, field trips for data collection, workshops etc. and an introduction of the re-engineered WISDOM Information System. Data sharing policy, data quality and other related items were subject of intense discussion. The Annual Meeting illustrated impressing progress since the start of Phase II, acknowledged by many different other projects on-going in the field of IWRM and / or in the Mekong Delta in Vietnam. The second day of the Annual Meeting was finished just in time and all participants are looking forward intense and fruitful next 12 month of project work in Vietnam.