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The Water Framework Directive: Emerging Water Management Challenges

Sep 4th, 2009 |

A joint CIWEM/EWA and ASTEE International Conference

@ World Trade Centre, Lille, France

Sponsors to date: Veolia Water

This conference will explore crucially important issues which have developed since the Water Framework Directive came into force in 2000. The aim of this conference is to provide an opportunity to share experiences, to gain feedback on innovative practical solutions and to address key topics about the operational implementation of the WFD.

Confirmed speakers include József Gayer, Hungarian Ministry of Environment and Water discussing WFD related Public Participation in Hungary and keynote speaker Peter Gammeltoft, Head of Water Unit, DG Environment. CIWEM President Ken Shapland, Severn Trent Water will also chair a session.

Topics include flood risk management; water scarcity; adapting to climate change; public participation in WFD implementation amongst others. Case studies include a review of the Olt River basin in Romania and heatwave impacts in the river quality in the Rhine and Meuse.

This is a must attend event for everybody working in the water sector at the operational and policy level.

The individual delegate rate for this two day event is €300 plus local tax.

For more information on the conference and to view the conference programme see

Registration forms in both French and English are available to download from the CIWEM and ASTEE websites. Please see or Completed forms and payment should be sent to ASTEE.

For more information on the different opportunities for sponsoring the event please see

For further details on the conference please contact:

Paul Horton, International Director, CIWEM, Or

Lauren Goozee, Events Officer, CIWEM,

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