EurEau newsletter - edition 23 - March 2018
EurEau Annual report 2017
The Annual Report for 2017 is now available online, detailing a lot of our work last year. You can read it here.
EurEau at the Brasilia World Water Forum 8
EurEau was the lead coordinator for the session on ‘Promoting a circular economy by building an enabling environment’ on Wednesday 21 March. EurEau President Bruno Tisserand moderated the session, which had Dr Hakan Tropp from the OECD as a keynote speaker on the governance of circular economy in urban contexts.
The panellists were: Miriam Feilberg (DANVA), Hiromasa Yamashita(Japan Water Forum) Dr.Thomas Honer (Windhoek Goreangab Operating Company) and Paula Keohe (The San Francisco Water Utility).
Many thanks to our co-coorganisers: AEAS, UN-Habitat and CNI Brazil, as well as DANVA for their support in organising this session.
Drinking Water Directive: Council and Parliament develop positions
Following the publication of the
Drinking Water Directive: Intergroup meeting planned
The working group on Agriculture and Water Management, of the Intergroup on Biodiversity, Climate Change and Sustainable Development, chaired by MEP Michel Dantin, rapporteur of the DWD recast for the European Parliament, will organise a meeting on the DWD on 16 May from 13.30 to 15.30. EurEau will speak at it. To register for the event, email
UWWT Directive: ENVI Committee discusses implementation
The European Commission presented the
PSI Directive: Commission proposal expected in April 2018
The Commission confirmed to EurEau that the draft revised
ECI Directive: Evaluation roadmap published
DG HOME published its roadmap for the evaluation of the European Critical Infrastructure Directive (2008/114/EC). A public consultation will be launched at the same time as the evaluation process. The Commission will summarise its conclusions in a Staff Working Document due at the beginning of 2019. Water is not considered as a priority for inclusion in the directive.
EurEau responded to the Roadmap stressing the water infrastructure does not meet the criteria for a
Comments can be submitted
Cybersecurity: Commission plans certification
The Commission proposed a
An EU public consultation is open on ‘missions’ to include in the next EU R&D funding programme (FP9) which will follow on from Horizon2020. EurEau is preparing an answer and members are also encouraged to respond to it to propose missions related to water resource protection. Deadline is today, 3 April.
Plastics Strategy: ECHA launches restriction dossier for intentionally added microplastics
As announced in its Communication
The ECHA launched
Plastics Strategy: Parliament prepares Initiative Report
The European Parliament’s ENVI committee is preparing a reaction to the
CAP: Commission to present revised package in May
EurEau submitted its answer to the interim report of the STRUBIAS group to propose criteria for struvite and ash-based products that could be accepted in the future Fertiliser Regulation. It is important that the criteria allow water services to recover nutrients from sewage sludge.
European Network for Rural Development
On 22 March, Bertrand attended the 3rd meeting of the Thematic Group on Sustainable Management of Water and Soils. The meeting focused on the possible actions towards farmers to improve quality of soil and water and their possible funding through Rural Development Funds.
OECD Principles on Water Governance: EurEau signs stakeholder pledge
EurEau is one of the signatories of the
16-17 May - Ole Steensberg Øgelund (DK) represents EurEau on the EU-sponsored
10 April – EP breakfast on Pharmaceuticals in the Environment hosted by BDEW and MEP Tiemo Wölken (registration link
16 May – Intergroup meeting of the European Parliament on the Revision of the Drinking Water Directive (note: the meeting will be in the Committee of the regions).
11-12 June – third Third European Sustainable Phosphorus Conference, Helsinki. Deadline for proposing presentations on sustainable phosphorus policy or management actions, or of business or action success stories, for ESPC3 is 28th February. More information
26-31 August - World Water Week on the theme ‘Water, ecosystems and human development’
16-21 September - IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2018, Tokyo
7 November - Young Water Leaders first global Event, Berlin (InterContinental Hotel)
You can see a list of events happening around Europe here.
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