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Event Agenda

Does Water Stewardship Support Achievement of Public Policy Goals on Sustainable Water Management and Agriculture?-October 4th, 2017

Session 1: Opening and setting the scene
9:00: Welcome, Fritz Barth, EWP
9:15: Opening Address: Are water stewardship approaches compatible with the EU’s Water Framework Directive, Common Agricultural Policy and Sustainable Development Goals? (Tom Vereijken, EWS Director).
9:30:  In conversation with Peter Newborne, ODI on current status, opportunities and limitations of water stewardship (interview by Fritz Barth followed by Q and A with the audience).

Session 1: Opening and setting the scene

9:00: Welcome, Fritz Barth, EWP. 9:15: Opening Address: Are water stewardship approaches compatible with the EU’s Water Framework Directive, Common Agricultural Policy and Sustainable Development Goals? Tom Vereijken, EWS Director. 9:30:  In conversation with Peter Newborne, ODI on current status, opportunities and limitations of water stewardship.

Session 2: Connecting Corporate Water Stewardship Initiatives and Government Action

10:00:  Panel discussion on connecting corporate water stewardship and government action:

  • Eva Hernandez, WWF.
  • Barry O’Donovan, ABP Food Group.
  • Ulrike Sapiro, The Coca-Cola Company.
  • Ken Stockil, Central Solutions.
  • Andrea Stoegbauer, BASF.

11:00: Networking Coffee 11:30:  Breakout Meetings:  Breakout I: Changing corporate behaviors in the supply chains in industry and agriculture & Breakout II: Incentives for Industry, Cities & Agriculture to adopt Water Stewardship

13:00:  Lunch

Session 3: Collective Action on Water Stewardship in Agriculture

14:00: EU’s Common Agenda on Water and Agriculture.

14:20:  Working with farmers:

  • Paul Campling, VITO WaterProtect.
  • Derk Kuiper, Goodstuff International.
  • Arjen Frentz, EUREAU.
  • Christina Patsa, Hyetos.
  • 15:00:  Panel Discussion on enabling factors for collective action partnerships on water stewardship in agriculture

  • Paul Campling, VITO WaterProtect.
  • Jane Duncan, SAI.
  • Arjen Frentz, EUREAU.
  • Derk Kuiper, Goodstuff International.
  • Christina Patsa, Hyetos.
  • Stuart Rutherford, ECPA.
  • 16:00:  Closing session

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