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WKE2019 opens the way for new partnerships!
More than 250 B2B meetings for this eighth edition!   

The 2019 edition of Water Knowledge Europe concluded successfully last week in Brussels, exceeding all expectations! WKE19 was dedicated to the last Horizon2020 open calls and proved to be, once again, the best occasion for key water actors to exchange, meet, discuss, and promote projects and consortia within just a day.


Durk Krol, Executive Director of Water Europe, opened this eighth edition by introducing the new publication on "Overview analysis of WE members & European projects", revealing that, thus far, 179 water-related projects have been funded under H2020 and that WE membership covers 74% of all participants to these projects!
 EU Funding Calls tips & inputs
 Evdokia Achilleos(EASME)  Carmine Marzano(EC-DG RTD)   Christophe Leroux(CEA)   Avelino Gonzalez (EC-DG RTD)
The first session was fully dedicated to the new water-related Calls for proposals of H2020. EU officials and experts presented the latest information about the H2020 Calls, as well as tips on how to build successful project consortia & prepare winning project proposals.
WKE2019 Project Ideas presentations
The second session gave the floor to 10 representatives from diverse EU water-related areas (Utilities, SMEs, Research centres, European Associations, Suppliers and Industries, etc.) who showcased their project ideas to find out the best partners among the audience. After concluding the second presentations' part & the networking sessions, the 3 successful EU projects (Impaqt, NextGen & ZeroBrine) had the opportunity to present their achievements.
Download Project Ideas & Successful Project Presentations HERE

High rate of  B2B meetings during WKE2019!

For the third time in a row, Water Europe managed to arrange 245 B2B meetings in only three hours through the B2Match platform. Fruitful collaborations have been already initiated in the context of WKE2019.
Download WKE2019 Participation list
Special people make the occasions, special!
After the closure of the event, nothing is better than a good dinner to continue the discussions with WKE2019 speakers & participants! This year, Naomi Timmer from the European Junior Water Programme gave an inspiring speech during the networking dinner. Naomi stressed out that the water sector can be innovative and ready for the future only if we are open to social innovation.
WKE2019 Working Groups day!
13 WG meetings with a special joint session
On the second day, thirteen Water Europe Working Groups gathered its members to update them on their annual plans and upcoming activities. The WE WGs' Contaminants of Emerging ConcernsBathing Waters & Urban Water Pollution - joined forces to organise for the first time a collaborative joint meeting. 
One special highlight during WKE19 was the meeting of the WE Vision Leadership Team Cluster "Hybrid Green & Grey Infrastructure" with EASME & DG RTD representatives on improving the resilience of urban and rural environments. 
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For more information regarding the post-event material, please visit contact Anca Popa, Water Europe Events Coordinator or Deborah Lozano, Water Europe Communications officer.

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