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European Water Association Announces Arthur Guischet as Successor to Secretary General Johannes Lohaus

15.11.2023

 

The European Water Association announces Arthur Guischet as successor to Secretary General Johannes Lohaus. 

 

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European Water Association Issues Water Manifesto, Urging Priority for Water in European Policies.

30.10.2023

 

The European Water Association (EWA) has released a manifesto highlighting the critical importance of water in Europe. Entitled "EWA Water Manifesto: The Strategic Value of Water," this comprehensive document emphasizes the need to prioritize water management, access, and sustainability in European policies.

 

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Prestigious Recognition: Professor Hallvard Ødegaard Receives Dunbar Medal for 2023

04.07.2023

 

Professor Hallvard Ødegaard, a highly respected figure in the water sector and professor emeritus, has been awarded the prestigious Dunbar Medal for his remarkable contributions to the field of water engineering and research. With groundbreaking innovations in water treatment and an extensive body of work spanning over decades, Professor Ødegaard's expertise has revolutionized the industry. He will receive the Dunbar Medal at a prestigious ceremony taking place in Vienna on October 19th, 2023, during the ÖWAV/EWA Joint Conference: Water Resources subject to Climate Change Challenges in managing Extremes

 

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EWA Awards Honorary Membership to Professor José Saldanha Matos (PT)

12.05.2023

 

The European Water Association (EWA) has decided to honour Professor José Saldanha Matos with the prestigious Honorary Membership of the association.

 

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EWA announces new president Wendy Francken

12.05.2023

 

Wendy Francken received the baton of the EWA Presidency for the period 2023-2025 from her predecessor Raymond Erpelding during the annual EWA Council Meeting held in Antwerp after the EWA/VLARIO Spring Conference. Harsha Ratnaweera from the Norwegian Water Association started his mandate as vice president.

 

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EWA announces Dunbal Medal Awardee

11.04.2022

 

This year winner of the prestigious William Dunbar Medal is Professor Jörg E. Drewes from Germany. He is being recognized for his outstanding contribution in the water sector as an expert in advanced water treatment, emerging contaminants, water reuse, and public health protection. The award will be handed at IFAT Munich the world's leading trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management.

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EWA announces new President

05.05.2021

At the annual EWA Council Meeting held online during the 40 years Anniversary Celebration of the Association, the aspiring EWA President, Raymond Erpelding received the baton of the EWA Presidency for the period 2021-2023 from his predecessor Bjørn Kaare Jensen from the Danish Water Forum (2019-2021). Wendy Francken from VLARIO, was elected new Vice President.

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World Water Day 2021 - The Value of Water

22.03.2021

On World Water Day 2021, the European Water Association (EWA) draws attention to current challenges for water management in Europe and makes proposals for sustainable solutions to these. EWA calls upon civil society and all relevant stakeholders to contribute to implementation of such solutions, and EWA encourages the permanent dialogue between the decision makers and the national and regional authorities.

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The European Water Association calls for action in its new Water Manifesto.

10.06.2020

The EWA Water Manifesto 2020 concentrates on the following four themes:

  1. Nature-based Solutions to Respond to Climate Change
  2. Financing Investment in Water Services 
  3. Asset Management and Digitalisation of Water Infrastructure
  4. Boosting Water Demand Management

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EWA Awards Honorary Memberships

13.05.2020

The European Water Association (EWA) has decided to honor Professor Jiří Wanner (CZ) and Bojan Zmaić (HR) with the prestigious Honorary Membership of the association.

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EWA supports the UN World Water Day 2020

20.03.2020

EWA supports the UN World Water Day, 22 March 2020, and its theme “Water and Climate Change”.

Download EWA's press release for WWD 2020

Download UN World Water Development Report  - the report will be launched online 22 March 2020

The European Water Association presents its new Position Paper on the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive

29.10.2019

During the 14th EWA Brussels Conference, 4-5 November 2019, the European Water Association (EWA) will present its new position paper on the Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive (UWWTD).

The position paper will concentrate on the following five themes:

1)      Extend the scope of pollutants in the UWWTD

2)      Eliminate chemical micropollutants and microplastics at source

3)      New technical requirements in the UWWTD

4)      Integrate the wastewater treatment system in the circular economy

5)      Address governance issues to improve UWWTD implementation

 

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Read the EWA Position Paper on UWWTD

The European Water Association awards the prestigious Dunbar Medal to Professor Emeritus Jean Berlamont

29.10.2019

The prestigious William Dunbar Medal is awarded every two years to an individual of a member country of the European Water Association (EWA) in recognition of an outstanding contribution in applied technical development in the water sector. The award is donated by IFAT, the world's leading trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management, and for the first time since 1975, the winner is from Belgium: Professor Jean Berlamont.

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EWA supports the UN World Water Day 2019

22.03.2019

EWA supports the UN World Water Day, 22 March 2019, and its theme “Leaving no one behind”.

Download EWA's press release for WWD 2019

Download UN World Water Development Report 

EWA's Position on the Water Framework Directive

08.03.2019

Today EWA submitted a reaction to the European Commission's Fitness Check of the Water Framework Directive and the Floods Directive. 

EWA's Position on the Water Framework Directive  

EWA Research Membership

28.11.2018

Due to the growing need to deliver intelligent, resilient and environmentally sensitive water and wastewater systems, the EWA would like to bring research and innovation establishments together to create partnerships to enhance this urgency.

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