WE President’s message
Dear Water Europe family!
It feels strange not to use the WssTP name any longer, and believe me…., it will take some doing to get it fully out of our heads. That is because a lot of time, personal involvement, valuable input, hard work and significant achievements stand behind this name.
All of that we intend, of course, to drag along into our new name as visualized with the growing list of Ηonorary Members, who have contributed so significantly in the past.
Water Innovation Europe (WIE) 2019 the flagship institutional event of Water Europe was once more a huge success. I want to publicly acknowledge and congratulate our staff and all those who participated in the organization of this most successful event.
This edition was clearly better than the previous one. It is impossible to set up such a high quality, high impact event, without the direct and most personal implication of all those involved. So, thank you to all, and congratulations on the results obtained!
Within WIE, we also had the first Water Europe General Assembly, elections to the Board (in some colleges), and elections for a new two-year term of Water Europe presidency. Let me welcome our new Board Members and allow me to use this opportunity to express gratitude and above all an utmost sense of responsibility for the continued support I am receiving from our Board.
Water Europe is more than just a new name, it anticipates a bright future! With this much stronger brand, which much better reflects our goals and ambitions, I look forward during this new term to working even closer with our Working Groups and Cluster Leaders.
Those who know me well, know I have the uptake into practice of all the knowledge and value Water Europe can mobilize, very specially at heart. I believe its time for Water Europe to show results!
Living Labs and a clear strategy make Water Europe stronger, and bring the market and innovation closer! It’s time to move! The launch of our new publications on the SDGs, the WoLLs, as well as, other publications soon to follow, are good examples. Another one will be the participation of our three vertical Clusters in the Open Living Labs Day event from the 3rd to the 5th of September in Thessaloniki, Greece. Water Knowledge Europe 2019 has been scheduled for 30 and 31 of October and Water Market Europe 2020 events are already currently under preparation, too.
Have a great summer…., have a well-deserved rest,… and buckle up for more, to come and happen!