EWA-General Secretary Bauass.
Dipl.-Ing. Johannes Lohaus
European Water Association
Phone: +49 2242 872-110
Fax: +49 2242 872-135
Hennef/, 17 March 2016, On this year’s World Water Day, the European Water Association use the opportunity to highlight the essential interlink between water and employment. World Water Day is initiated by UN Water to give the public the opportunity to learn more about water related issues, be inspired to discuss the topic water and take action to make a difference.
Professor Lázló Somlyódy has been selected as the next William Dunbar Medal awardee. The medal, awarded by the European Water Association (EWA) and sponsored by Messe München GmbH (Germany) will be presented on the occasion of the 11th EWA Brussels Conference, during the official Dunbar Ceremony on 16 November 2015 in Brussels.
At the EWA Council meeting in Tirana, Albania on 14th May 2015, Károly Kovács accepted the honorary duty from Dr. Werner Flögl (AT) to take on as the new EWA president. José Matos (PT) was appointed as EWA Vice President and will serve as deputy of Mr. Kovács for the period 2015 – 2017.
On Wednesday 18th March, a delegation of the key European water-related organisations met with the cabinet of Commissioner Phil HOGAN, the new European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, to discuss the importance of sustainable water management in the context of his portfolio.
This week a delegation of the key European water-related organisations met with European Commissioner Karmenu VELLA, the new Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, to discuss water’s contribution to the new Agenda for Jobs, Growth, Fairness and Democratic Change.
With a Statement published on the occasion of the 9th Annual Brussels Conference, EWA suggests for urgent action on significant topics for the water management and urges that those topics are included in the Brussels water agenda in the years to come.
Professor Karl-Heinz Rosenwinkel was selected as the next William Dunbar Medal awardee. The medal, awarded by the European Water Association (EWA) and sponsored by Messe München GmbH (Germany) was presented on the occasion of the 9th EWA Brussels Conference, during the official Dunbar Ceremony on 13 November 2013 in Brussels.
A delegation of 35 persons from the Water Association Finland visited the German Water Association (DWA) on Friday September 6, 2013. This was part of a 4 day technical visit to Germany, whereby the group also visited the Cologne wastewater treatment plant and the Wahnbachtalsperre Water Supply Plant in Siegburg, among others.
Flood risk is increasing not only in Europe but also worldwide. As more than the half of world population is living along coastlines, rivers and lakes, the potential damage of flooding grows and will continue growing in the future. Furthermore, the number and severity of natural disasters such as floods and hurricanes increases as well.
On 14th June 2013 the European Water Association launched the new look of its website. With a new logo, the website offers many new feathers such as calendar of events and easily accessible information.
At the EWA Council meeting in Tuusula, Finland on 14th June 2013 Dr. Werner Flögl (AT) accepted the honorary duty from Prof. Pertti Seuna (FI) to take on as the new EWA president. The represented members of national associations have spoken their great appreciation to Mr Seuna for this contribution and hard work during his presidency period 2011-2013. Károly Kovács (HU) was appointed as EWA Vice President and will serve as deputy of Dr. Flögl for the period 2013 – 2015.
2013 has been announced by the UN as the Inter-national Year of Water Cooperation. The topic puts an accent on raising the awareness of the potential and challenges of water cooperation and facilitating the dialogue among stakeholders and partners in the water sector.
“The Water Manifesto wants to draw attention to current important water issues in Europe and to propose their resolution by the sustainable management and use of water resources”. These were the words of the EWA-President, Professor Pertti Seuna, when the Water Manifesto at the “Open Days” in Brussels was introduced to official sources.
The European Year of Water – Upcoming Chal-lenges – is the theme of this year’s Brussels Conference. Climate adaptation, water quality and quantity, and the water/energy nexus will be among the hot topics addressed at the 8th EWA Brussels Conference. The annual conference brings together high profile experts, decision makers and stakeholders from the European water sector and European institutions to discuss Europe’s pressing water issues.
In the framework of the opening ceremony of IFAT 2012, the William Dunbar Medal was awarded to Mr. Phillippe Duchène. Mr. Duchène was bestowed with this prize in recognition of his outstanding contributions to applied technical development in the field of sewage and waste treatment and disposal.
IFAT ENTSORGA will open for the 17th time. During the joint event there will be two Symposiums; on Sustainable Water Management and on Sustainable Solid Waste Management. A so-called “Municipal Day” will also be held during IFAT.
The EWA is pleased to announce that the 22nd June 2011 marked 30 years of establishment of the Association. Created under the name European Water Pollution Control Association (EWPCA) in 1981, today the association represents 26 national professional member associations in Europe, as well as 20 corporate organisations.
The focus of the World Water Day 2011 lays on the impact of urbanisation, industrialisation and insecurity caused by climate change, conflicts and natural disasters on urban water systems. The World Water Day in 2011 has the objective to encourage governments, organisations, communities and individuals to engage and to address the challenges of urban water management.