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Autumn 2019                                                                                               View this email in your browser
THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

Lisbon. The Autumn Board Meeting took place on 23-24 October, hosted by our member, Aguas do Portugal. We had some very interesting interventions from DG ENV and DG RTD, regarding the priorities for a new Commission, and plans for an all-new Water Partnership. Keep posted for more on this to come early 2020. READ MORE

GUEST EDITORIAL
Krista Mikkonen, Finland's Minister of the Environment & Climate Change gives interview to Ilari Aho, Water Europe Ambassador on the role of water in the EU, water security and climate change.



IN THIS ISSUE


Interview with Krista Mikkonen
Interview with Tim aus der Beek
RIMA's Call: 8.1 million for SMEs
Join Water Europe side-meetings at the EIP Water 2019

 
WATER EUROPE NEWS
'Climate change is real and already happening' says Tim aus der Beek, leader of the WG 'Water & Climate' 
 
Why is it important to have a new Working Group dedicated to the theme of 'Water & Climate'?
The occurrence and use of water are largely dependent on the climatic conditions and equally affected by them. Climate change is real and already happening. As shown by the European drought in 2018, many different water-related sectors are affected, for example, food production, transportation, health and ecology. READ MORE
RIMA's Calls: 8.1 million for SMEs
Deadline: 19 December 2019
 
RIMA’s Open call for small & medium-sized and slightly bigger companies has still one month to go before selecting its winning applicants. Launched within the framework of the H2020, RIMA (Robotics for Inspection and Maintenance) is an acceleration project that aims at connecting research and industry organisations to deploy robotics technologies in I&M (Inspection & Μaintenance) applications to fit market needs. Water Europe is a partner of RIMA project, representing the water sector. READ MORE
Water Europe side-meetings at the EUWIC2019 
 
Following up on the successful workshop held in the context of ENoLL Open Living Labs Day in September, Water Europe is now organising the workshop 'Living Labs for a Water Smart Society'. READ MORE. 
Human Capital in the Water Sector – towards a European skills agenda?

The European Junior Water Programme and the Working Group Human Capital of Water Europe will be jointly holding the side-event on “Human Capital in the Water Sector – towards a European skills agenda?”. READ MORE. 
WELCOME NEW WATER EUROPE MEMBERS

 Agenda 2019

 
21 November 2019
APDA Conference 2019

20-22 November 2019
GSTIC 2019 'Societal Challenge-Water'

12 December
EU Water Innovation Conference 2019, Zaragoza - Spain

18 March 2020
Water Market Europe
 
Digital and Cybersecurity solutions for Utilities and Industries

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

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