Give water a place it deserves among the Juncker Commission priorities
Sep 17th, 2014 |
EU water sector players ask new European Commission to give
water the place it deserves among the Juncker Commission priorities!
Brussels, 17 September 2014. The key European water-related umbrella organizations are jointly asking the Juncker Commission to prioritize water during the next 5 years due to its importance for EU’s economy, environment, and quality of life of the European citizens. These organizations increased their collaboration and coordination in the form of a European Water Alliance, with the objective of achieving a more coherent and thus more effective representation and visibility for water at the European Union level.
The first result of this cooperation is a joint ask to the Juncker Commission identifying key priorities for water. Its purpose is to promote a more informed and structured policy-making discourse on these matters, as well as to inspire members of the European Parliament to raise the importance of water with the Commissioners-designate in forthcoming hearings.
These issues are vastly complex, cross-cutting many fields of public policy, economic and market imperatives,and concerning major public and private investments for innovative development and maintenance. Therefore, action by and collaboration between all players in the innovation triangle are strongly required.