17th EWA Hybrid Brussels Conference 2022

Date 08.11.2022
Location VIVAQUA, Brussels

On November 8th, we will organize our 17th edition of our Brussels Conference.

 

SAVE THE DATE!!

 

This year Brussels Conference will be on : 

 

Blue initiatives in the Green Deal

 

 

The 17th EWA Brussels Conference will be an information/confrontation between water with the necessary and planned soil protection and the consequences of extreme weather events in Europe.

We will provide knowledge and information with facts and figures to launch an open discussion.

 

To start the Conference, we are thrilled to have Veronica Manfredi from DG Environment. She will talk to us about Ongoing and new EU Water Initiatives.


The topic of the first session will be Water & Soil protection. We will hear about the "Condition of the European Water Bodies: what must happen to achieve good status?" and the "EU Soil Strategy 2030".

To close this session, the "Impact of the EU soil strategy on water and the use of sewage sludge" will be highlighted. Three speakers will give a short Impulse on a specific thematic, which will be followed by a panel discussion. 

The second session is titled Floods and Droughts in Europe. Prof. Patrick Willems from KU Leuven will present the "Consequences of the extreme weather event in Europe for the cities". Prof. Schüttrumpf from RWTH Aachen will give us insight on the "Consequences from July 2021 flooding for the Water Resource Management".

To close the conference, "Territorial management to improve the water availability" will be highlighted. 

 

This year edition will take place at 

 

VIVAQUA

Keizerinlaan 17-19

1000  Brussel

 

You can also participate online. 

 

10:00 – 10:05 Welcome address Raymond Erpelding, EWA President
10:05– 10:35 Ongoing and new EU Water Initiatives Veronica Manfredi, DG Environment
Session 1: Water & Soil protection Moderation: Peter Gammeltoft
10:35 – 10:55 Condition of the European Water Bodies: what must happen to achieve good status? European Environment Agency
10:55 – 11:15 EU Soil Strategy 2030 To be confirmed
11:15 – 11:45 Coffee break  
11:45 – 12:45 Impact of the EU soil strategy on water and the use of sewage sludge

(Impulse+discussion/Q&A)
 
  • Impulse:Evaluation of the Sewage Sludge Directive Keir McAndrew, WOOD
  • Impulse: (Good) examples from different countries To be confirmed
  • Impulse: EU Taxonomy for sustainable activities: Milestone for Water & Soil Protection? Juan Bofill, EIB
  • Panel discussion  
12:45 – 13:45 Lunch  
Session 2: Floods and Droughts in Europe Moderation: Károly Kovacs
13:45 – 14:15 Consequences of the extreme weather event in Europe for the cities Prof. Patrick Willems, KU Leuven
14:15 – 14:45 Consequences from July 2021 flooding for the Water Resource Management Prof. Schüttrumpf, RWTH Aachen
14:45 – 15:15 Coffee break  
15:15 – 16:20 Territorial management to improve the water availability

(Impulse+discussion/Q&A)
 
15:15 – 16:20 • Impulse: Droughts in Europe – prevention research Pavel Misiga, European Commission, Brussels
15:15 – 16:20 • Impulse: Water efficiency in agriculture To be confirmed
15:15 – 16:20 • Impulse: Wastewater Reuse Prof. Dr. Thomas Wintgens, RWTH Aachen
15:15 – 16:20 •Panel discussion  
16:25 – 16:30 Conclusions
Invitation to Network
Wendy Francken, EWA Vice-president
Ramyond Erpelding, EWA President
  End of the Conference  

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