Interview with Board Member, Mr. Raymond Van Ermen
Jul 30th, 2009 |
“Policy Innovation by the European Union, Member state and at local level are indispensible for reaching the aims of the Water Vision for Europe by 2030” says Mr. Raymond Van Ermen, President of EPE and EWP Board Member.
Within EWP’s framework of interviewing key stakeholders for the vision mapping process, Mr. Van Ermen was stressing the fact that a “roadmap with concrete activities related to water democracy, integrated water management, water pricing and incentives, water new technologies , water diplomacy as well as in depth financial implications analysis are key to realize the Vision successfully”. Mr. Van Ermen contemplated, that one of the obstacle hindering the realization of these aims, could be on one hand the fact that we don’t know how much the current trends (floods, droughts) will accelerate and what will be the consequences for us.