The day began at the Regional Water Agency of the Centre (ARH do Centro) with a visit to the Microbiology Laboratory, where the PCR technique, which plays a key role in analysing water quality, was presented. Afterwards, a symbolic act with the unveiling of a plaque commemorating the EEA Grants marked the recognition of the importance of these initiatives.
The day continued with a trip to Serpins, where participants had the opportunity to explore the village of Moinhos and the Barrabás reservoir. Another commemorative plaque was unveiled, demonstrating the role of EEA Grants funding in the region.
Lunch, held in Lousã, offered participants an opportunity to continue discussions in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere.
The afternoon was dedicated to a visit to Góis, where another plaque commemorating the EEA Grants was unveiled. Participants had the opportunity to see the Santo António weir, the fish passage device and the flow monitoring station, emphasising the efforts to conserve and restore the region's aquatic ecosystems.
The rehabilitation of the riparian gallery, one of the essential components of Pre-defined Project 3, was visited, highlighting the work of the "Nature Watchers" in protecting local biodiversity.
The day ended with a warm welcome in the Salão Nobre of the Paços de Concelho de Góis, where participants had the opportunity to sign the book of honour: "Ceira de Honra". In the galleries of the Casa do Artista, the region's cultural and natural heritage was honoured.
An enriching event where it was possible to understand the progress made throughout Pre-defined Project 3. This final event not only celebrated successes, but also strengthened the commitment to the sustainable management of the Ceira River Basin in the face of the growing threats of climate change.