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Programme


Aquawareness Policy Forum – Programme

8.30 Registration 

9.00 Opening – Session 1

Mr. Gabor Spuller, Affairs of the Ministry of Agriculture and Enviroment, Saxony Anhalt

Mr. Tom Vereijken, Chairman of the European Water Partnership

Screening of Vision animation movie

Setting the scene by Mr. Serge de Gheldere, Climate Ambassador for Al Gore, CEO of Futureproofed

Framing the Debate

The high level  morning panel will open the debate by presenting input statements highlighting the potential and the challenges for implementing the aims of the Water Vision for Europe

Keynote opening speeches:

  • Ms. Maria Concepcion Garcia Gomez, Minister for the Environment, Spain (tbc)
  • Mr. Karl Falkenberg, Director General for the Environment

Panel discussions:

  • Ms. Maria Concepcion Garcia Gomez, Minister for the Environment, Spain (tbc)
  • Mr. Karl Falkenberg, Director General for the Environment
  • Mr. Eckhard Koch,  Director Sustainability Center, BASF
  • Ms. Lesha Witmer, Steering committee member WfWP
  • Mr. Juan Cotino, Valencian Regional Vice President and Minister Environment 
  • Youth ambassador from the European Youth Water Summit

moderated by Fritz Barth, UNDP

Questions & Answers

11.30 Refreshments break

11.45 Roundtable discussions – Session 2

Interactive roundtable discussions will be led by

  • Mr. Andrew Farmer, Head of Climate and Pollution, IEEP
  • Ms. Beate Werner, Water and Agriculture, Head of Group, EEA
  • Ms. Gema San Bruno, Secretary General, ESHA
  • Mr. Christoph Gleitsmann, Managerial advisor for water & climate change, EIB
  • Mr. Dieter Ernst, Board Member, German Water Partnership
  • Mr. Raymond van Ermen, Executive Director, EPE
  • Mr. Henk van Schaik, Programme Coordinator International, CPWC
  • Mr. Thierry Umbehr, Secretary General, Solidarity Water Europe
  • Mr. Liviu Popescu, Chair, Global Water Partnership CEE
  • Mr. Murray Biedler, Expert Water for Development and Humanitarian Assistance, former ACP-EU Water Facility Program Administrator, EuropeAid
  • Mr. Millan Millan, Director Center of Environmental Studies of the Mediterranean
  • Mrs. Sabine von Wirén-Lehr, Programme Coordinator, Water Stewardship Programme, EWP
  • Youth ambassador from the European Youth Water Summit
  • overall moderation by Mr. Fritz Barth and Ms. Lesha Witmer

     

    13.15 Lunch break

    15.00 Roundtable discussions – Session 3

    Roundtable discussions continued.

    overall moderation by Mr. Fritz Barth and Ms. Lesha Witmer

    16.30 Refreshments break

    16.45 Closing plenary – Session 4

    Closing plenary session – Creating the “Declaration of Brussels”

    Moving forward from the policy forum

    The final plenary session will wrap up the roundtable discussions, present the outcomes and identify the next key steps

  • Mr. Peter Gammeltoft, Head of Unit, DG Environment, EC
  • Ms. Danuta Hübner, MEP
  • Ms. Evelyne Huytebroeck, Brussels Region Minister for Environment
  • Ms. Ania Grobicki, Executive Secretary GWP
  • Youth ambassador from the European Youth Water Summit
  • 18.00 Networking reception

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