March 2020                                                                                           View this email in your browser

We are in the midst of a global pandemic that affects us all and makes all other topics look of minor importance. Still though, while we are all in the same boat, it’s crucial to continue our work undaunted to emerge through these challenging times with the minimal impact possible. READ MORE

'Water security represents one of the greatest challenges in the upcoming decades. 80% of wastewater continues to be discharged untreated' says Mirjam Wolfrum, Director, Policy Engagement, CDP Europe  READ MORE


Interview with Mirjam Wolfrum, Director, Policy Engagement, CDP Europe

Lydia Vamvakeridou- Lyroudia, Leader of the WG Water & Εnergy shares her insights with us

UN World Water Report 2020 on Water & Climate Change validates the WE approach

SAIS-SPIRE project kicks-off

Webinar: Intro to CDP Water Security Disclosure

Lydia Vamvakeridou-Lyroudia, Leader of the WG Water & Εnergy shares her insights with us
Why is it important to have a new Working Group dedicated to the theme of ‘Water & Energy’? 
The interlinkage between Energy and Water is reflected in several domains and services, across the water cycle. Traditionally Energy and Water are interlinked components of the wider water-energy-food Nexus.. The water sector can produce energy (e.g. hydropower), but also is a major energy consumer. Energy is being consumed in the water sector for water treatment, water supply, water distribution, waste water collection and waste water treatment. 
UN World Water report 2020 on Water & Climate Change validates the WE approach
This year, the new UN Water report 2020 focuses on “Water and Climate Change”. The institution aims to connect the water and climate change communities about the opportunities in the water sector to tackle the challenges of the climate change regarding water quality and quantity, mitigation of extreme events, infrastructure and governance. The report released for the World Water Day(22/03) supports a cross-cutting and holistic approach stressing out several connections with other sectors such as industry, research & innovation, health, human settlement, foodREAD MORE
SPIRE-SAIS Project kicks-off

Last month, the SPIRE-SAIS project officially started its activities. On the 6 and 7 of February, the European Steel Technology Platform (ESTEP) hosted the project's kick-off meeting in Brussels with the participation of all partners. SAIS stands for "Skills Alliance for Industrial Symbiosis’ and its objective is to develop a blueprint for a European Intensive Industries Skills Agenda and Strategy for an ongoing and short-termed implementation of new skills demands concerning cross-sectoral circular economy. READ MORE. 

Introduction to CDP water security disclosure
CDP is hosting a webinar on ‘Introduction to CDP Water Security Disclosure’ on Tuesday, April 28 at 16:00 CEST. Water risks, both from direct operations and throughout the value chain are becoming increasingly important for companies and investors alike.Join this webinar to understand the main water risks facing businesses, investors’ growing need for corporate water data and importance of CDP water security disclosure. READ MORE. 

 Agenda 2020

17-18 June 2020
Water Innovation Europe 2020
22-26 June 2020
EU Sustainable Water Week
23-29 August 2020
SIWI World Water Week
23-29 August 2020
SIWI World Water Week
22-23 September 2020
BforPlanet 2020
30 August- 1 September 2020
Global Water Summit 2020

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

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