EWA Brussels Days - 10th EWA Brussels Conference "Water in the Cities"

Date 17.11.2014 - 19.11.2014
Location Brussels, Belgium

EWA Brussels Days

10th EWA Brussels Conference "Water in the Cities"

November 17, 2014 Water Policy of Tomorrow

Water Policy of Tomorrow

Prelude to the 10th EWA Brussels Conference
November 17, 2014 16:30 - 22:00

The European Water Association has invited high level speakers from the European Commission and the European Parliament to give Keynote speeches concerning the latest developments from and views on the water policy for the near future.

16:00 Entrance

  • Welcome address by the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the EU
  • Welcome address by the European Water Association - Dr. Werner Flögl, EWA President
  • Keynote speech European Commission: The Future of EU Water Policy - Marianne Wenning, Director Unit C, DG Environment European Commission
  • Keynote speech European Parliament: Albert Dess, MEP
  • Panel Discussion, Moderator: Wendy Francken, Chairwoman of EWA European Water Policy (Dr. Werner Flögl – EWA President, Prof. Martin Grambow - Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection, Prof. Helmut Kroiss - President of IWA, Durk Krol - Director WssTP)
  • Signing ceremony of cooperation agreements
  • Dinner – 10th Anniversary EWA Brussels Conference

22:00 End

All participants of the Conference and the EU Water Policy Seminar are kindly invited to take part in the event.

November 18, 2014 10th EWA Brussels Conference

10th EWA Brussels Conference "Water in the Cities"

The growing population, climate change and pollution are affecting strongly the availability for water in the cities. Water resources have to be managed efficiently at every stage and water management.

Held in cooperation with the DG Environment of the European Commission, the main objective of the annual EWA Brussels Conference is to establish a dialogue between the European Commission and European water professionals and stakeholders.

Program Flyer (PDF)

November 19, 2014 EWA EU Water Policy Seminar II

The EWA Water Policy Seminar has during past years provided an overview on EU institutions, their interaction and decision-making processes, as well as possibilities, paths and legal rights for access to information and documents, and a summary of water-related policy and legislation.

The EWA Water Policy Seminar II will cover

  • Future developments in EU water policy – focus, expectations, concerns;
  • The challenge of implementation – with emphasis on four key elements of water legislation

- Water Framework Directive
- Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive
- Drinking Water Directive
- Nitrates Directive.

The time schedule will allow for ample time for discussion and complementary questions.

The seminar aims at planners and decision makers at local, regional and national level, in municipalities and regional authorities and agencies, in branches of the water industry as well as in non-governmental organisations and stakeholder bodies.

Registration for the events

Register before 18th August and profit from the early bird registration (10% off the registration fee).

You can find the registration form here:

PDF registration form

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