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 After 10 years of service as WE president, Tomas Michel will pass the torch to Hans Goossens, the incoming WE president during our Water Innovation Europe 2022 Dinner Ceremony. In this newsletter's edition, we feature a special dialogue between them. It's a journey through Water Europe's past, present and future. READ MORE

It's 10 years since the 1st Water Innovation Europe was ever organised. This year, we mark the 10th edition with a number of special highlights & celebrations. Join us!

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A dialogue between presidents

10 years of Water Innovation Europe

Interview with Dominique Gatel, WE Board Member of College A 'Multinational Corporations'

New White Paper published by the WE Vision Leadership Team: Grey-Green Infra

New Water Europe's Position on Microplastics Pollution

Water Europe Marketplace launched at WME2022


Interview with Dominique Gatel, Water Europe Board Member 

You recently joined WE board as a board member in college A ‘Multinational Corporations’- Could you tell us what drives you personally to have this role at Water Europe? What do you want to achieve? The water sector has to reinvent itself for European society to face climate change, population migrations etc. Policy makers still have a habit to look at water as an adjustment factor once all other policies are decided upon, but Europe sees the pressure building up on national and local governments to ensure the society and environment will have sufficient water of sufficient quality, and this is far from being granted. READ MORE

New White Paper Now published by the WE Vision Leadership Team: Grey-Green Infra

The new White Paper on hybrid (grey-green) water infrastructure, is now published under the title ‘Opportunities for Hybrid Grey-Green Infrastructure in Water Management: Challenges & Ways Forward’. The new paper aims at bridging the knowledge gap on green water infrastructure. The document is the product of a joint effort by the Water Europe’s Vision Leadership Team Grey-Green Infrastructure and the Working Groups on NBS, Ecosystem Services and Water Distribution Infrastructure. The WE White Papers are produced  READ MORE

New Water Europe's Position on Microplastics Pollution

In the context of the proposal for a Regulation for Microplastics pollution – measures to reduce its impact on the environment, Water Europe responded to the public consultation and has published a policy-oriented paper that you can find here. Water Europe welcomes the initiative as it will contribute to achieving a Water Smart Society in Europe. The water sector plays an important role to treat this pollution but it remains key to tackling microplastic pollution at the source. The main recommendations brought forward in order to achieve a Water-Smart Society  READ MORE
Searching for novel solutions for a Water Circular Economy? Water Europe Marketplace is launched 

Searching for novel innovations and solutions for a Water Circular Economy? You can find them at Water Europe’s new online platform – the Water Europe’s Marketplace. Launched during the Water Market Europe 2022 event held in March, the new platform connects both solution providers and problem owners. The platform allows them to get in touch with one another and interact. Leading to find a common ground for understanding if the offered solution can match with the problem that is highlighted. READ MORE

 Agenda 2022

30 May-05 June 2022
EU Green Week 2022
01 June 2022
Water-Oriented Living Labs to Enable Green Transformation in the Digital Age
02 June 2022
Water Projects Europe 2022 (MULTISOURCE Edition)
14 June 2022
Water Projects Europe 2022 (WATER-MINING Edition)
14-15 June 2022
Water Innovation Europe 2022
16 June 2022
Understanding water scarcity in Southern Europe (WIE2022-Side Event)
16 June 2022
New Waves Festival 2022 (WIE2022-Side Event)
17-24 June 2022
Water Europe Digital Working Groups Meetings (WE members only)
20-21 June 2022
Three Seas Summit & Business Forum
23 August-1 September 2022
World Water Week 2022
11-15 September 2022
IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition

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Writing Committee: M.Μirachtsi, D. Krol, T. Michel 

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