Agenda

07/12/2018

The role of EU policies in addressing drinking water management challenges involving the agricultural sector

Venue : Permanent Representation of Slovenia to the EU,
Rue de Commerce 44, Brussels
Register here: https://eu_water_agri_policies.eventbrite.co.uk

Programme

8.30 – 9.00 Registration and welcome

9.00 –9.45 Introduction/setting the scene

  • WaterProtect – Policy Analysis report and governance models
  • FAIRWAY – Governance arrangements and legislative analysis
    Q&A and discussion on project findings

9.45 – 10.45 Session Ia. Interactions and policy synergies at EU level

  • Priorities, bottlenecks and bottom-up initiatives to address agriculture and water management challenges (15 min each)
    Nenad Peric, Copa-Cogeca
    Arjen Frentz, EurEau – European Federation of National Associations of Water Services
    Jeremy Dyson, ECPA – European Crop Protection Association
  • Discussion and policy contextualization with the European Commission
    Tobias Biermann, DG Environment, European Commission

10.45-11.15 Coffee break

11.15 – 12.30 Session Ib. (cont.) Interactions and policy synergies at EU level

  • Priorities, bottlenecks and bottom-up initiatives to address agriculture and water management challenges (15 min each)
    Ermis Panagiotopoulos, European Federation of Bottled Waters
    Elisabeth Bomcke, Fertilisers Europe
  • Discussion and policy contextualization with the European Commission
    Valentin Opfermann, DG Agriculture, European Commission
  • Open debate with the participants

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30- 14.30 Session II. Governance and implementation at national/regional or local level

  • Case studies from the two projects
    WaterProtect
    FAIRWAY
  • The national and regional approach to water management and synergies with agriculture
    Maša Žagar, Ministry of Agriculture Slovenia
    (tbc) Regional government
  • Open debate with the participants

Conclusions and recommendations

Programme Policy Conference