Exploiting synergies of the water and energy nexus
On September 22, Water Europe co-organised with CDP and European Alliance to Save Energy (EU-ASE) the online webinar ”A Legislative Framework Supportive of the Water-Energy Nexus: Exploiting Synergies Between Water and Energy Savings, organised in the context of the European Sustainable Energy Week, and hosted by Dentons Global Advisers.
During the webinar, policymakers and stakeholders explored water and energy efficiency and discuss synergies to allow the emergence of a coherent regulatory framework.
The discussion took place in Brussels and online, from 12:00 to 13:30 CET highlighting the following points:
☑ We need to better integrate the water-energy nexus not only in the energy legislation but also in the water legislation to reduce the economic impact of water risks;
☑ We need to improve our water productivity and mandatory water efficiency assessment can support these objectives in line with the EU Green Deal;
☑ Digital water is key as it contributes to reducing the investment costs;
☑ The silo mentality between water and energy should be broken in order to save money and strengthen collaboration between the two sectors;
☑ Water really need the 3 S: solidarity, water storage and water security;
☑ A coherent regulatory framework supportive of the water-energy nexus will contribute to the achievement of a Water-Smart Society;
If you want to learn more about the topic, Water Europe co-signed a joint declaration with the European Alliance to Save Energy (EU-ASE), namely ”Unleash the Potential of Water-Energy Nexus in the Energy Efficiency Directive”.
You can also watch the full session of the webinar here.