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H2O film – awareness raising

The film H2O shown at the Belgium PASS (scientific center) is a very good awareness raising experience about water challenges: water scarcity, access to clean water, etc

http://www.pass.be/activites/films-1/h20-1.htm?lng=fr

Informing householders of leaks can prevent water loss

See European Commission’s Science for Environment Policy:

http://ec.europa.eu/environment/integration/research/newsalert/pdf/347na2.pdf

Source Britton, T.C., Stewart, R.A.,& O’Halloran, K.R. (2013) Smart metering: enabler for rapid and effective post meter leakage identification and water loss management. Journal of Cleaner Production. 54: 166-176. DOI.10.1016/j.jclepro.2013.05.018.

SEMINAR “Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment in EU external aid programmes”

21 November 2014 in Brussels

Seminar with the following topics:
Guidelines on participation in EU External Assistance Programmes
Ms. Melinda WEZENAAR, MDF Training  and Mr. Martin PAV (tbc), DG DEVCO evaluation unit A3   
Opening Key note speech
Mr. Fokion FOTIADIS, Director General, DEVCO – Europeaid, European Commission (tbc)
“EuropeAid instruments towards Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment”
 Ms. Cristiana PASCA PALMER, Head of  Unit, DG DEVCO C2 “Climate Change, Environment, Natural Resources, Water” (tbc)
“EU Blending Mechanisms in the water sector: how  to get involved”  
 Mr. Torsten EWERBECK, “Head of Sector responsible for all financial technical support regarding financial instruments”, DG DEVCO C3 (tbc)
“Preparing for Structural Funds: Water and Waste Programmes in IPA II” (IPA)
Head of Unit Regional Competitiveness programmes DG REGIO (tbc)
Geographical (ENPI South or EDF) or Thematical (DG Environment/European Investment Bank)
Company Case Study: “Experience in EU Funding from the field”  
Bilateral meetings between participating companies
- Info desks for individual questions:
-    EIB – EBRD :  Information desks (tbc)
-    EUROPEAID : Information desk on procedural issues (PRAG) DEVCO R3, Legal Affairs (tbc)
-    EU Platform for Blending in External Cooperation (EUBEC) (tbc)
-    European Innovation Partnership (tbc)
-    Horizon2020/FP7

More information – http://www.rpfrance.eu/21-11-2013-Seminaire-sur-l-Eau.html

EIP Water Annual Conference 2013 – 21 November

The first conference of the European Innovation Partnership on Water themed “Networking & interacting – Innovating water” will be held in the EU Parliament in Brussels on 21 November 2013. Bringing together EIP Water stakeholders, it will take stock of where we stand and help shape the future of EIP Water to further increase the opportunities for collaborating on water innovation in Europe and globally.

to know more

http://www.eip-water.eu/eip-water-annual-conference-2013

 

Danube Strategy: an opportunity of the economic cooperation that cannot be wasted

The Danube River is an important infrastructure liaison in Europe, it physically connects 10 countries but its potential is not yet fully realised. The participants of the discussion on the Danube Strategy that took place on 22 October during the extraordinary meeting of the Employers’ Group Bureau in Vienna were discussing what the obstacles are to closer cooperation in the region.

more information: http://www.eesc.europa.eu/?i=portal.en.group-1-new-news.29706

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