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This month, Water Europe has also participated in the World Water Day 2021 celebrations dedicated to the theme ‘Valuing Water’. There are several different views and perspectives of what “value” specifically means and how each one of us values water. READ MORE

This month, Alexander Vandersmissen Wouter, Mayor of Mechelen, Belgium talked to us about the city of Mechelen, its challenges but also its opportunities and innovations! 

Read the full interview here!


Interview with Alexander Vandersmissen Wouter, Mayor of Mechelen
Interview with Wim Van Vierssen, Water Europe Vice President for Innovation
A New Industrial Emissions Directive: New Water Europe Position Paper
How can the Living Labs across Europe develop sustainable and efficient solutions for water use?
Launch of the SMARTEN project
"We want to promote partnerships between groups of institutions and individuals that work together for a Water-Smart society" says Wim Van Vierssen, Water Europe Vice President for Innovation

After your election as the Vice-President for Innovation, could you tell us a few words on how you see this new role?
In the new composition, the Board has a division of tasks between a number of vice presidents. I see it as my task to carry out my activities mainly in synergy with the Vice Presidents of Advocacy and RTD.  
A New Industrial Emissions Directive
New Water Europe Position Paper


On the 23rd of March, the European Commission closed its public consultation on the revision of the Industrial Emissions Directive. Water Europe is glad to contribute to this discussion with the release of its new position paperA New Industrial Emissions Directive: Mastering water efficiency and reuse challenges’. The Industrial Emission Directive has proven its added value with the industrial emissions being decreased over the past decade in Europe. READ MORE
How can the Living Labs across Europe develop sustainable and efficient solutions for water use?
Climate change and economic or population growth – those factors create challenges to the water sector in coastal areas and beyond. Water scarcity and increasing water demand result in the over-exploitation of resources, quality deterioration and regional imbalances in the availability of water resources. READ MORE
Launch of the SMARTEN project
A Contribution to the Digital Transition in the European Water Education Sector

SMARTEN is an Erasmus+ project that supports current efforts towards digital transition and digital readiness, mainly in higher education and trainings. The two-year project focuses on water as a vital component of life and development, that benefits from informed management of resources and related information.  READ MORE

 Agenda 2021

19 May 2021
SUWANU Europe Conference 2021

26-28 May 2021
Groundwater, key to the Sustainable Development Goals
31 May-04 June 2021
EU Green Week 2021
14-18 June 2021
 Water Innovation Europe 2021

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

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