Blueprint Konferenz zum Schutz der europäischen Wasserressourcen

26 – 27. November 2012, Nikosia, Zypern

VIDEOS

Day 1 – Monday 26 November 2012

 

SESSION I: WELCOME & OPENING

(Chair: Sofoclis Aletraris, Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment of Cyprus)

 

Welcome by the Cyprus Presidency

Sofoclis Aletraris, Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment of Cyprus

 

Presentation of the Blueprint Recommendations by the European Commission 

Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for the Environment, European Commission

 

Presentation of the Assessment of the River Basin Management Plans 

Peter Gammeltoft, Head of Unit, Environment Directorate General

 

 

SESSION II: LAND USE AND ECOLOGICAL STATUS VULNERABILITY

(Chair: David Wiberg, Research Scholar, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA))

 

Introductory presentation 

Marta Moren Abat, Policy Officer, Environment Directorate General

 

Panel discussion

Irene Lucius, CEE Head of Policy and Green Economy, WWF Danube-Carpathian Programme

Alistair Maltby, Director – North, The Rivers Trust

Markus Simoner, Team leader Infrastructure Development, EU Danube Region Strategy – Inland Waterway Transport, via donau

Xavier Ursat, Deputy Vice President Hydro Generation and Engineering, Electricité de France (EDF)

 

 

SESSION III: TACKLING WATER POLLUTION – WATER INFRASTRUCTURE

(Chair: Stephan Müller, Water Director, Switzerland)

 

Introductory presentation

Henriette Faergemann, Policy Officer, Environment Directorate General

 

Panel discussion

Almut Bonhage, Secretary General, European Federation of National Association of Water Services (EUREAU)

Gheorghe Constantin, Water Director, Romania

Ann Dierckx, Environmental Policy Manager, European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC)

Niels Peter Nørring, Director, Environment & Energy Division, Danish Agriculture & Food Council

 

 

SESSION IV: EU WATER EFFICIENCY: ACCOUNTING, ALLOCATING, USING, RECOVERING COSTS

(Chair: Beate Werner, Water - Head of Group, European Environment Agency (EEA)

 

Introductory presentation

Jacques Delsalle, Policy Officer, Environment Directorate General

 

Panel discussion

Werner Heinzelmann, Head of intellectual property, Hansgrohe SE

Kyriacos Kyrou, Water Director, Cyprus

Conchita Marcuello, Technical-Scientific Programme Coordinator, Centro de Estudios y Experimentación de Obras Públicas (CEDEX)

David Zetland, Senior Water Economist, Wageningen University

 

 

 

Day 2 – Tuesday 27 November 2012

 

SESSION V: GLOBAL ASPECTS

(Chair: Peter Gammeltoft, Head of Unit, Environment Directorate General)

 

Global water/energy/food nexus

Fritz Holzwarth, Water Director, Germany

 

Water -  The blue gold of the 21st century

Friedrich  Barth, Senior Advisor at the Environment, Climate and Energy Group, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

 

 

 

SESSION VI: CROSSCUTTING SOLUTIONS

(Chair: Andrew Farmer, Director of Research, Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP))

 

Introductory presentation

Nicola Notaro, Deputy Head of Unit, Environment Directorate General

 

Panel discussion

Leonardo Gatta, Responsible of Water Resources Operational Unit, Tiber River Basin Authority

Sonia Phippard, Water Director, UK

Beate Werner, Water - Head of Group, European Environment Agency (EEA)

 

 

SESSION VII: CLOSING SESSION

 

Concluding remarks by the Cyprus Presidency

Egly Pantelakis, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment

 

Conclusions drawn from the Conference by the European Commission 

Karl Falkenberg, Director General, Environment, European Commission