RESEARCHERS from the leather industry are being invited to gather with their colleagues from the textile, pulp and paper sectors in a European Union workshop focusing on recycling water and the treatment of wastewater. The September 18-19 meeting in Copenhagen is being organised by the EU-funded PANATEX project. It is concerned that although these three industries have well developed research communities working to solve their similar environmental problems, communication between these experts ‘is very limited’.

Discussions at the workshop will be documented and passed on to the European Commission, to influence the content of the work programmes for the ongoing €16.5 billion EU Sixth Framework Programme on research.