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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:

  • Barry O’Donovan, ABP Food Group.
  • Bettina Doeser, DG Environment, European Commission. TBC.
  • Martina Mlinaric, WWF. TBC.
  • Volker Laabs, 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, Mauro Poinelli, DG Agriculture, European Commission
14:20:  Working with farmers:

  • Arjen Frentz, EUREAU.
  • Christina Patsa, Hyetos.
  • Derk Kuiper, Goodstuff International.
  • Paul Campling, VITO WaterProtect.
  • Ulrike Sapiro. The Coca-Cola Company. TBC.

15:00:  Panel Discussion on enabling factors for collective action partnerships on water stewardship in agriculture

  • Arjen Frentz, EUREAU.
  • Christina Patsa, Hyetos.
  • Derk Kuiper, Goodstuff International.
  • Jane Duncan, SAI.
  • Mauro Poinelli, DG Agriculture, European Commission. TBC.
  • Paul Campling, VITO WaterProtect.
  • Stuart Rutherford, ECPA.
  • Ulrike Sapiro. The Coca-Cola Company. TBC.

16:00:  Closing session

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