Tuesday 14 June
📍Bluepoint Brussels & Online 🕡 14:00-22:20
📍Hybrid 🕘 14:00-16:00 – Free event: Water Projects Europe 2022 – How can innovation projects support a Water-Smart Industrial Emissions Directive?
– The event will discuss Case Studies of 5 different projects: B-Water Smart, Ultimate, WATER-MINING, ZEROBRINE and Brine Mining (LIFE+). The event is co-hosted with the WATER-MINING project and it will be held online and in-person. If you want to attend the event, please register here.
Gerard van den berg
DOW Chemical Company
📍BluePoint Brussels, room: Newton AB 🕘16:00 – 18:00 – EJWP project presentation
📍BluePoint Brussels, garden 🕘18:30 – Cocktails
📍BluePoint Brussels, Floor -1 🕘 19:45 – Welcoming Speeches
Member of EESC
📍BluePoint Brussels, Floor -1 – room: Einstein ABC 🕘 20:15 – Awards Ceremony
During the Awards Ceremony, Water Europe will announce the 5 Winners of the Water Europe Innovation Awards 2022 which excelled in five different fields of specialization.
Wednesday 15 June
📍 Bluepoint Brussels 🕘 9:30-18:00
📍BluePoint Brussels, Floor -1 🕘 9:30 – WIE2022 introduction
📍BluePoint Brussels, Floor -1 🕘 10:00 – A new industrial emissions directive which steers Europe to a strategic autonomy in a net-zero carbon society
Advisor to the Board of Water Europe
Michael Hunnicke Jensen
📍BluePoint Brussels, Floor -1 🕘 11:40 – Urban wastewater : a resource for local stakeholders with multiple benefits in a net-zero carbon society
Aguas do Porto
📍BluePoint Brussels, Floor -1 🕘 12:50 – Lunch
📍BluePoint Brussels, Floor -1 🕘 13:50 – From spring to sea: healthy bath hotspots for the benefit of our net-zero carbon society
📍BluePoint Brussels, Floor -1 🕘 14:30 – Water-Smart and reciprocal trade partnerships for global resiliency against climate change
Aqua Publica Europea
Anne Marie Zinck
Danish Ministry of Environment
📍BluePoint Brussels, Floor -1 🕘 16:40 – Main conclusions & the role of Water in a net-zero carbon society
European Parliament, EPP, MEP Water Group
📍BluePoint Brussels, Floor -1 🕘 17:10 – Wrap-up and Cocktails
Thursday 16 June
📍 Online & in-person 🕘 15:30-20:00
📍Online 🕘 15:30 – Free event: Understanding Water Scarcity in Southern Europe
The Group of experts will discuss issues related to the understanding of water scarcity in the southern European context with a series of short presentations on the drivers of water scarcity, the impacts and the available solutions followed by a panel discussion with distinguished guests from the tourism, agriculture and utilities sectors, policy makers and researchers.
The final list of guests is to be confirmed. The group has received support from Sandra Ryan, Katarina Kostic, Stella Apostolaki, Jose Antonio Rodriguez de la Cruz, Sameer Safaya and Alessia Foglia. The work presented is based on the EIT Water Scarcity White Paper publication.
Alfonso Exposito Garcia
University of Malaga
Danish Water Forum
Esther Diez Cebollero
French National Research Agency
📍 NH Hotel Brussels 🕘 15:00 – 17:30 – In-person event: New Waves Festival 2022
Changes in the water sector as a workplace are bringing new complexities, but also huge opportunities. Adaptive working platforms, new labor market dynamics, disrupted value chains, digitalization, and innovative systems are all taking the sector and its people in new directions. If decision-makers understand and manage these changes effectively, then positive systemic changes can help us meet Europe’s future of water, sanitation, economic, climate and environmental challenges.
Young people are driving many of these changes. So now is a crucial moment for young professionals, their senior colleagues and decision-makers to establish a dynamic joint vision of the future workplace.
EJWP / H2O People