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Event Agenda

Building Resilient Systems: Water Stewardship as a Basis for Smart Investments

9:00 Keynote Speech: The need for a systematic change on Europe’s pathway to green economy. Member of Parliament, Sirpa Pietikäinen

SESSION I: An Integrated Approach: Moving from Single-Issue Instruments to Water Stewardship

9:20 Opening European Commission DG Environment Head of Water Unit, Pavel Misiga

9:40 Panel I: Collective Action Partnerships for Resiliency

  • Association pour la Promotion d’une Agriculture Durable Secretary General, Gerard Rass
  • BASF Environment and Permit Department, Andrea Stoegbauer
  • ELO European Affairs Advisor, Ana Rocha
  • European Commission, DG Environment Head of Water Unit, Pavel Misiga
  • The Coca-Cola Company Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Manager, Liz Lowe
  • WWF UK Freshwater Programme Manager, Kathy Hughes

11:00 Coffee Break

11:30 Panel II: Securing a “Water” License to Operate and Protect Brand Value

  • ABP Food Group Environmental & Sustainability Officer, Barry O’Donovan
  • Antwerp Port Authority Technical Manager Environment, Eric de Deckere
  • European Crop Protection Association Director of Water & Environmental Affairs, Stuart Rutherford
  • Heidelberg Cement Director Biodiversity and Natural Resources, Michael Rademacher
  • Kemira Municipal & Industrial Senior Application Specialist, Bengt Hansen

13:00 Lunch Break

SESSION II: Investments Driving Systematic Change

14:00 European Commission for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, Member of Cabinet Heidi Jern

14:15 Panel III: Investing for the Future: Matching Our Words with Actions

  • Aalto University, School of Engineering and Department Water and Environmental Engineering Research Group Professor and Deputy Head of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Riku Vahala
  • CDP European Account Manager Water, Emma Lupton
  • European Investment Bank Head of the Water and Waste Management Division, Projects Directorate Monica Scatasta
  • European Water Partnership Chairman, Friedrich Barth
  • INNEON Coordinator Zabala Innovation Consultant, Ramón Vallés
  • University of Helsinki Vice Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Water and Wastewater Engineering, Riku Vahala

15:35 Closing by European Water Partnership Chairman Thomas Vereijken

16:00 Networking Beer Tasting!

Catch-up with colleagues, network with new contacts over an artisanal Belgian beer tasting!

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