1st anniversary of the launch of Aquawareness and the Water Vision for Europe
Jun 30th, 2009 |
Exactly one year ago, on 30th June 2008, dozens of stakeholders were “dropping their thought” when Aquawareness, the European Water Awareness and Water Stewardship Programme were launched together with theWater Vision for Europe within the premises of the European Parliament in Brussels.
Calling it an “excellent and timely initiative” (European Commissioner for Environment, Mr. Stavros Dimas), “a crucial driver in order to strive for sustainable water management” (European Parliament President,
Mr. Hans-Gert Pöttering), “supporting an efficient implementation of EU legislation on water and the aquatic environment while also improving business competitiveness and the quality of the local environment” (Slovenian Minister fort he Environment, Mr. Janez Podobnik),“setting an example in the right direction” (MEP Richard Seeber), this event developed into a serious of projects currently undertaken within the framework of Aquawareness.