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Aquawareness Policy Forum: "Water 2030 - who cares?"

Date

08 Mar 2010

Sections

Sustainable Dev.
Climate & Environment

The European Water Partnership has the pleasure to invite you cordially to attend and participate in the Aquawareness Policy Forum "Water 2030 - who cares?" taking place on the World Water Day in Brussels and being part of the European Union Sustainable Energy Week.

Since the launch of the Water Vision for Europe several activities were pursued - regional workshops throughout Europe gave insight into the priorities, challenges and solutions Europe's water is facing. These findings were globally presented during the 5th World Water Forum in Istanbul in March 2009. Based on a strategic policy review process, which has been initiated now in a multi stakeholder process to elaborate key actions needed to realize the aims of the Water Vision for Europe, this Forum will provide the floor to debate and refine these recommendations with the new European decision makers. 

Representatives of the European Union Institutions - Members of the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Council Presidency together with distinguished guests from business, industry, agriculture, civil society and regional organisations will discuss in interactive roundtables which incentives, partnerships and change of mindsets Europe needs to reach sustainable water management in Europe by 2030.

Speakers/roundtable leaders include:

Mr. Janez Potočnik, Commissioner for Environment (tbc)

Ms. Elena Espinosa, Spanish Minister for Environment, Regional Development and Marine (tbc)

Mr. Serge de Gheldere, Climate Ambassador to Al Gore/ CEO Futureproofed

Ms. Lesha Witmer, Steering Committee Member, Women for Water Partnership

Mr. Richard Seeber, MEP

Ms. Evelyne Huytebroeck, Brussels Region Minister for Environment

Ms. Marta Moren Abat, Water Director Spain (tbc)

Mr. Peter Gammeltoft, Head of Unit, DG Environment, European Commission

Ms. Danuta Hübner, MEP

Mr. Andrew Farmer, Head of Climate and Pollution, IEEP

Ms. Beate Werner, Water&Agriculture, Head of Group, EEA

Ms. Gema San Bruno, Secretary General, ESHA

Mr. Christoph Gleitsmann, Water and Wastewater Specialist, EIB

Mr. Dieter Ernst, Board Member of German Water Partnership

Mr. Raymond van Ermen, Executive Director, EPE

Mr. Henk van Schaik, Program Coordinator International, CPWC

Mr. Thierry Umbehr, Secretary General, Solidarity Water Europe

Mr. Liviu Popescu, Chair Global Water Partnership CEE

Mr. Murray Biedler, ACP-EU Water Facility Program Administrator, EuropeAid (tbc)

 The Aquawareness Policy Forum is a one day conference taking place on Monday, 22nd March 2010 from 9am till 8pm within the premises of the Representation of the State of Saxony Anhalt to the European Union, Boulevard Saint Michel 80, B-1040 Brussels.

Please confirm your attendance by Friday, 12th March 2010 with the attached registration form as seats for this event are limited.

Attached please find the programme. For updates as well as further information on the access to the venue or hotels, please visit our homepage:  www.ewp.eu/events/special-events/2010/policy-forum 

http://www.ewp.eu/events/special-events/2010/policy-forum

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