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Winter 2020                                                                                           View this email in your browser
THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

The Water Europe Board met this month for the first time since the General Meeting in June 2020. We are getting as much used to, and efficient with, these digital meetings, as the desire to be able to be together soon grows! READ MORE

SPECIAL FEATURE

'Through investing more in youth education in water and cross-disciplinary studies, we will generate more knowledge and achieve the goal of active citizenship and collective action'
 says Hasmik Barseghyan
President of the European Youth Parliament for Water (EYWP) READ MORE


IN THIS ISSUE


Interview with Hasmik Barseghyan, President of the European Youth Parliament for Water (EYWP)
Water Europe welcomes its new  Executive Committee
New Position paper calls for achieving a circular, green and smart wastewater directive
iWays Project Kicked off
Join the 2nd edition of Water Knowledge Europe 2020
WATER EUROPE NEWS

Water Europe welcomes its new Executive Committee & the five Vice Presidents are sharing their thoughts on their new roles
 

Water Europe warmly welcomes its new Executive Committee elected on the 29th of October during the virtual meeting of the Water Europe Board members. The Executive Committee’s role is to support and guide the Water Europe President and the Executive Director in the execution of their tasks.According to the new governance adopted at the general meeting in June 2020  READ MORE


WE position paper calls for achieving a circular, green and smart wastewater directive
 

In our previous newsletter, Water Europe announced that we joined a coalition on access to sanitation. The month of November was an opportunity not only to release WE position to achieve a circular green and smart wastewater directive but also to send a reminder on the importance of access to sanitation. Water Europe encourages the European Union along several areas of improvements to break the silo-approach  READ MORE

New technologies to slash water consumption and to recover 30% of water and heat in industry
 
The European Parliament has set a new climate target for 2030 – to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% compared to 1990 levels, up 40% on previous targets. Some industry groups criticise the new targets as being overambitious and too expensive while across Europe scientists and engineers have already joined forces ready to take on the new challenge. A key aspect is to develop new technologies  READ MORE
Analysis of the Horizon Europe Work Programme 2021-2022 Available for WE members & WKE2020 participants
 
Water Knowledge Europe 2020 Horizon Europe is coming up in two days and Water Europe has prepared an analysis of the Horizon Europe Pillar 2 Cluster 6 Work Programme 2021-2022 for all our members and those who join the event to get them well-informed and prepared prior to the event. This exercise is meant to provide an “early bird” picture of what the provision of Water-related calls could be for the years 2021 and 2022. READ MORE
WELCOME NEW WATER EUROPE MEMBERS

 Agenda 2020

 
09-15 December 2020
Water Knowledge Europe on Horizon Europe 2021
26-28 May 2021
Groundwater, key to the Sustainable Development Goals
31 May-04 June 2021
EU Green Week 2021

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

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