EU elections 2024: An opportunity to bring water at the top of the EU political agenda

The upcoming European Elections from June 6th to June 9th are a crucial opportunity for all of us to influence the EU’s political agenda. Αmong the central topics of this year’s European elections are protecting the EU democracy; the European Green Deal and the Digital Agenda; External relations and Migration and Asylum. Each of these […]

The Water Europe Community at the EU Green Week 2024

The 2024 edition of the EU Green Week is part of a wider communication campaign dedicated to the topic of water resilience. The objective is to stimulate an EU-wide conversation around the EU’s water present and future, with an emphasis on fostering awareness and promoting positive, collaborative solutions. From the 29th of May to the […]

The first ZeroPollution4Water Cluster policy brief is now available

The ZeroPollution4Water cluster has produced its first joint policy brief that aims to present and gather inputs from the different activities of the seven EU-funded projects related to the protection of surface and groundwater, to safe drinking water provisions and other uses. The projects are: NINFA, SafeCrew, Mar2Protect, H20forALL, ToDrinQ, UPwater, intoDBP. It is built […]

Hans Goossens, President’s Editorial

Dear Water Europe friends, Every time I prepare this editorial, the weather conditions we experience are more and more extreme. The southern regions of Europe are already at this stage in the year dealing with exceptional droughts and high temperatures, while across the Atlantic, the hurricanes in the USA are even more devastating, with unprecedented […]

Interview with Céline Caroly, Environmental Expert at France Chimie

Can you please introduce your association and describe the role that water plays in your work? France Chimie serves as the professional organization dedicated to representing the chemical industry in France. The federation stands as the authoritative voice for 1,300 industrial sites and speaks on behalf of 4,000 companies within the sector. As the foremost […]

Guest Editorial by Zuhal Demir, Flemish Minister for Environment

I’m from Flanders. A plucky region in north-western Europe. You might have heard of it. But did you know that the word ‘Flanders’ originally referred to something like ‘waterlogged land’, ‘flooded land’ or ‘water currents’? It’s no coincidence that my small, beautiful region – my home – bears that name. Here in Flanders water is […]

Interview with Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU

Can you please introduce your association and describe the role that water plays in your work?  The American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU) speaks for more than 150 American companies committed to Europe on trade, investment and competitiveness issues. It aims to ensure a growth-orientated business and investment climate in Europe. AmCham […]

Innovative Pilot Plant in Ferrara Advances Water Purification by Removing Micropollutants

An innovative pilot plant that removes micropollutants from water is now operating in Ferrara, at the heart of the Po River basin. The pilot plant, a result of collaboration between Hera Group, Medica Spa, a leader in biomedical equipment production, and the National Research Council (CNR), removes micropollutants in water intended for potable use by […]