September 2020                                                                                           View this email in your browser

Overcoming the COVID-19 challenges, we continue to work hard, adapting daily our operations and membership services to the new emerging normal. September has been a very busy month and a ‘hot autumn’ is certainly underway with all our preparations, upcoming events and new projects. READ MORE


'Water remains somewhat invisible in politics. Only when we start looking at the support the water sector provides to all the other sectors of our society, we realise its quintessential position.'
 says MEP Pernille Weiss in an extensive interview as the new Chairwoman of the MEP Water Group READ MORE


Interview with MEP Pernille Weiss, new Chairwoman of the MEP Water Group
Joint interview with Wim van Vierssen & Ιlari Aho, WE Board Members' College D
EU Green Deal Call Brokerage Event 2020
EU Public Consultations on Agriculture and Industrial pollution
Turning Wastewater into a Resource
ULTIMATE project kicks-off

 Joint interview with Wim van Vierssen & Ilari Aho, WE Board members of College D
You were recently elected as Water Europe board members of college D ‘Suppliers & SMEs’. Could you tell us what drives you personally to have this role at Water Europe? 
Wim: I have worked for many years of my career at universities and knowledge institutions. From that background, I was also a College B member of Water Europe for years. There I learned how much time and money it takes to get innovative research off the ground. 

Pitch your project idea & build winning partnerships for the EU Green Deal Call! Join our Brokerage Event 2020
Water Europe (WE) invites you to participate in an international partnering event on the EU Green Deal Call of Horizon 2020 from the 12th to the 16th of October. This is an online event that will introduce the Green Deal call for proposals, present insights and expectations from the European Commission whilst offering a unique international networking experience to forge the winning partnerships for this exciting call. READ MORE
EU Public Consultations on Agriculture and Industrial pollution

The European Commission has opened new public consultations on different fields where Water Europe will participate. You can find below the list with those key areas and their deadlines: Industrial pollution - revision of the European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register -Feedback is welcome until 26th of October. READ MORE

Turning Wastewater into a Resource
ULTIMATE project kicks-off

ULTIMATE project kicked off on 7 and 8 of September, bringing virtually together 27 partners from 11 countries. Coordinated by the KWR, the 4-year H2020 project mobilises a strong partnership of water companies, industry, specialised SMEs, applied research institutes, technology platforms, city and regional authorities READ MORE

 Agenda 2020

13 October 2020
Water Projects Europe Day
12-16 October 2020
Water Europe H2020 Green Deal Brokerage Event
15 October 2020
Rivers as Lifelines for Nature and People 
20-22 October 2020
EU Green Week 2020
29-30 October 2020
World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) 2020
04-05 November 2020 
European Conference on climate change and
the European Water dimension
18 November 2020
EASME side event, WCEF 2020
'Water-Smart Economy to enable circularity and support recovery plan'
14-18 December 2020
Water Knowledge Europe on Horizon Europe 2021

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

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