Reminder: EWP Water Stewardship Milestone Event
May 27th, 2010 |
Brussels, 27 May 2010. The EWP Water Stewardship Milestone Event will be held next Monday, 31st of May, 14:00-18:00, within the premises of the Representation of the State of Hessen to the EU.
Together with its partners from business, agriculture, civil society and with support of public authorities, the European Water Partnership established the Water Stewardship program in 2008. This program offers concrete response on how to implement and evaluate Sustainable Water Management within a local context: based on their water accountancy results, water users receive tools to mitigate their impacts and to establish an efficient operational water management cycle. With that, the Water Stewardship scheme creates positive incentives to change behavior and practices, and concretely supports the actual goal of the European Commission to achieve “Resource Efficiency”.
A draft standard has been developed giving guidance to water users and providing the basis to assess, certify and communicate the sustainability of operational water management. To ensure that this scheme is implementable by a broad range of water users, the standard development involves pilot studies at different locations and within different sectors. The present program is recognized as European partner of the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) and supports herewith the development of a global Stewardship standard.
This Milestone Event offers the opportunity for a dynamic exchange on recent programme deliverables, grants an insight in first pilot project experiences and gives the floor for networking.
For detailed information on the EWP Water Stewardship Program, please click here.