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THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

2021 and the pandemic, continue to move on. So, do luckily also the different vaccination strategies, designed and implemented, albeit in months still to come, for EU citizens to be able to come back to a more normal life. READ MORE

SPECIAL FEATURE

'Water is a vital, scarce, strategic and structuring resource. It is essential that its use is guided by principles of sustainability and efficiency.' says João Pedro Matos Fernandes, Portuguese Minister for Environment & Climate Action in an Εxclusive Ιnterview to Water Europe.


IN THIS ISSUE


Exclusive Interview with João Pedro Matos Fernandes, Minister for Environment & Climate Action
Interview with Chrysi Laspidou, Water Europe Vice-President for Technology and Innovation
Sewage Sludge Directive: New Water Europe position paper
HYDROUSA project webinar series launched
Interested in the new funding opportunities for the water sector? Join WKE2021
WATER EUROPE NEWS
'Innovation in the water sector is a lot less about technologies than what many people think' says Chrysi Laspidou, Water Europe Vice-President for Technology & Innovation
 
After your election as the Vice-President for Technology and Innovation of Water Europe, could you tell us a few words on how you see this new role? 
I am thrilled to be the VP for Technology and Innovation! Water Europe is an organization that I have been involved in for many years now, starting as an active member in various Working Groups, advancing as a co-leader of one of the Vision Leadership Teams and then becoming a member of the Board and now member of the ExCom! READ MORE
Sewage Sludge Directive 'An opportunity to fully exploit the value in water'
New Water Europe Position Paper

 
On the 5th of March, the European Commission will close its public consultation on the evaluation of the Sewage Sludge Directive (SSD). Water Europe is glad to contribute to this discussion with its new position paper “Unlock the potential of the sewage sludge directive through the full exploitation of the value in water for a green and sustainable Europe”.The SSD has performed well in its objective to encourage the safe use of sludge, while complying with high environmental standards and providing beneficial side effects, such as improving effluent and water quality, soil organic matter and water retention.READ MORE
 
HYDROUSA project launches new series of webinars!

How can we develop long term - low carbon solutions, to address water-stress in the Mediterranean regions? How can we move towards a sustainable circular future? HYDROUSA project launches a series of webinars focusing on applications to each Mediterranean region that will start at the beginning of March and continue through May.  READ MORE
Interested in the new funding opportunities for the water sector? Join WKE2021!
 
The Horizon Europe preparatory webinars will be finishing within the next couple of weeks and the discussion opened up will continue in the main programme of Water Knowledge Europe Spring Edition with its three distinctive modules, Horizon Europe Brokerage Event, Water Market Europe Roadshow and Water Projects Europe. The agenda is almost final, featuring an outstanding collection of speakers READ MORE
WELCOME NEW WATER EUROPE MEMBERS

 Agenda 2021

 
02 February- 12 March 2021
Water Europe Free Preparatory Webinars on HEU Calls
23-26 March 2021
 Water Knowledge Europe Spring Edition 
23 March 2021
Water Knowledge Europe Brokerage Event
24 March 2021
Water Market Europe ' Digital Water and Cyber-security & MarketPlace'
26 March 2021
Water Projects Europe 'Water in the Circular Economy Policy development'
10 February 2021
European Commission Workshop on the Zero Pollution Action Plan 
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

Do you want to collaborate with a pan-European network and beyond? Impact the EU RTD&I strategy? Promote innovative and progressive innovations in the water sector? With more than 200 members, Water Europe is the voice of the water-related innovation in Europe. Become a Water Europe member by filling in this FORM.
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Writing Committee: M.Μirachtsi, D. Krol, T. Michel 

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