The agreement was signed with SRAP (Spanish Researchers in Australia-Pacific) to support the Australia-Spain Water Forum
The Spain Australia Council Foundation and SRAP (Spanish Researchers in Australia-Pacific) signed a collaboration agreement in Madrid on October 9. The agreement is intended to formalise the Council Foundation’s support for SRAP in the organisation of the Australia-Spain Water Forum from October 29 to 31 at Sydney Institute of Marine Science. The Spain Australia Council Foundation committed to making a financial contribution to the Forum, as well as to becoming a partner.
The Spain Australia Council Foundation therefore has a further source of support in organising the Australia-Spain Water Forum, an event that will take place for the first time in 2015. The Forum aims to serve as a meeting point for its members and experts in Australia and the Pacific, raising Spain’s profile abroad as a leader in the field of science, innovation, technology and research. SRAP was founded recently and has about 50 members, all Spanish scientists and researchers residing in Australia and other countries in the region.
The Australia-Spain Water Forum is also sponsored by Macquarie University, NSW Trade and Investment and Instituto Cervantes in Sydney through the Cervantes Chair with SACF. It is also backed by the UN Office for the International Decade for Action "Water for life" 2005-2015.