Emergency Preparedness: How can we learn to do better?


As our world undergoes rapid transformation, it is becoming increasingly important to find sustainable solutions for the future. Water, a precious but scarce resource, is a prime example of this challenge. Against this background, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) decided to work on water as a cross-cutting theme in 2023. The EESC will adopt a set of opinions addressing the topic from sectorial perspectives and making concrete proposals with a view to building a comprehensive approach to European water policies.

Last month, Dr Paul Rübig, an EESC member, a rapporteur on the ‘Blue Deal’ and external advisor to the Water Europe board published his book “Emergency Preparedness: Time for a blue deal’’ that highlights the strategic value of water for our societies and economies. Paul collaborated with scientists, researchers, and innovative entrepreneurs to publish this knowledge-driven book that explores water-related Sustainable Development Goals, research and innovation, and emergency preparedness.

On the 3rd April, the book was officially presented at the EESC premises. Water Europe’s new Water Vision has a distinctive chapter in the book, with many Water Europe ambassadors contributing with their expertise to its development. The book is here to provide solutions, bring forward best-practice examples, and find answers to some of the most pressing issues in water management around the globe. Interested in finding out more? Click here.


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