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Program

EWS Launch Event

“A vision becomes reality”

Draft Program

Program

Draft Program

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Draft Program

09.00-09.30   Registration & Welcome Coffee

Coffee

09.30-10.00   Welcome & Introduction

Welcome by Tom Vereijken, EWP Chairman

Opening keynote address by Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for the Environment

Welcome by Mark Dubrulle, President, The Club of Rome EU Chapter

Welscome

10.00-12.30    Session 1: EWS Implementation

Welscome

1.1 What are the additional benefits of European Water Stewardship (EWS)?

What is the benefit of EWS for private water users and other stakeholders?

Friedrich Barth, EWP Vice Chairman

What is the role of the EWS within the Blueprint & the implementation of the Water Framework Directive?

Peter Gammeltoft, Head of Unit for water, DG Environment, European Commission

Coffee

1.2 The EWS in industry

Interactive panel discussion with high-level stakeholders from industry

Joppe Cramwinckel, Director for Water, World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Sylvain Lhôte, EU & Sustainability Affairs, Water for the World program manager, Borealis

Marco Mensink, Deputy Director General, Confederation of European Paper Industries, CEPI

Lesha Witmer, Steering Committee Member, Women for Water Partnership, WfWP

Moderation: Fritz Barth, EWP Vice-Chairman


Coffee Break

Coffee

1.3 The EWS in agriculture

Interactive panel discussion with high-level stakeholders from agriculture

Rainer Bahnemann, Vice President, ECPA Project “Sustainable Agriculture”, European Crop Protection Association, ECPA

Sergey Moroz, Senior Water Policy Officer, WWF European Policy Office

Corrado Pirzio-Biroli, President, European Landowners’ Organization, ELO, Vice-Chairman of the RISE Foundation

Martin Scheele, Head of Unit, DG Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission

Gijs van der Lee, Managing Director, Control Union Certifications B.V.

Moderation: Fritz Barth, EWP Vice-Chairman

Coffee

12.30-13.30    Lunch Break

Coffee

13.30-15.00    Session 2: Launch & Future

Coffee

Presentations of representatives & partners


Mark Gough, Directors Board member, Alliance for Water Stewardship, AWS

Eckhard Koch, Vice President, Head of Sustainability Center, BASF SE

Nikolaus Tacke, European Union Affairs Director, Coca-Cola Europe Group

Friedhelm Schmider, Director General, European Crop Protection Association, ECPA

Moderation: Fritz Barth, EWP Vice-Chairman

Coffee

Followed by a launching ceremony with all EWS partners

Coffee

15.00-16.00   Refreshments & Exhibition of Partners

Welcome by TomWelscome by Tom

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