4 Things you might have missed this week
Spirits were high at Water Europe this week as we celebrated the World Water Day 2022, under the theme of Groundwater: making the invisible visible. All eyes were on the 2022 UN World Water Development Report on “Groundwater: Making the invisible visible” , released by the United Nations at the 9th World Water Forum, held in Dakar, Senegal.
-On this occasion, Water Europe and the MEP Water Group organised a special event to inform participants about the countless groundwater opportunities and the relative legal and regulatory framework.
-To raise awareness on the importance of our groundwater resources for our society and economy, Water Europe actively contributed with a number of key actions. One of these included the open letter sent to the Members of the European Parliament, as a call for protecting our water resources by adopting a Water-Smart Society and recognising the true value of water.
-The World Water Day made us realise that achieving a Water-Smart Society, is more important now than ever. On this matter, we actively spread this message over all our social media channels, to remind everyone that a Water-Smart Society is a society where:
✔ the true value of water is recognised and realised,
✔ all available water sources are managed in such a way that water scarcity and pollution of water resources are avoided,
✔ water and resource loops are largely closed to foster a circular economy and optimal resource efficiency,
✔ the water system is resilient against the impact of climate change events,
✔ all relevant stakeholders are involved in the governance of our water system.
-Besides our digital campaign, Water Europe was also physically present at the Dubai Expo 2022. Here, our Innovation Water Policy Manager, Loïc Charpentier joined a variety of events and workshops to promote our collective job and objectives but also to network with water expert from all around the world. To wrap up the Dubai week, a more detailed article will follow up soon.