Sergey Moroz, Water Policy Officer of the WWF European Policy Office in Brussels, explains the role that the public can play in European Water Policy when they are consulted via public participation. Mr Moroz was a speaker at the 6th European Water Association Annual Conference in Brussels.
Jorge Rodriguez Romero explains the role of River Basin Management Plans in European water policy and their status on a Member State level (as at November 2010). Mr Rodriguez Romero was representing DG Environment of the European Commission at the 6th Annual Conference of the European Water Association in Brussels.
European Water Association President, Jean Philippe Torterotot, explains why the 2010 EWA Annual Conference has been a success. The conference was themed on the River Basin Management Plans, an integral part of the Water Framework Directive.
Tomas Dworak was a presenter at the 6th Annual Conference of the European Water Association in Brussels. Mr Dworak discusses the role played by water in environmental and farming issues, the status of reform of the Common Agricultural Policy and sustainable development.
Dr Michael Weyand explains the importance of River Basin Management Plans to Europe and the environment. Dr Weyand was attending the 6th Annual Conference of the European Water Association in Brussels.
Dr Joachim Bley from the Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Transport in Baden-Wurttemberg, explains the work of his department in trying to protect salmon in the Rhine. This is complicated by the use of small hydropower plants on the river. Dr Bley was a presenter at the 6th Annual Conference in Brussels of the… » read more
Tania Runge, Senior Policy Advisor for Copa Cogeca in Brussels, explains the impact of both water quantity and quality to farmers and the agriculture sector. Ms Runge was attending the 6th Annual Conference of the European Water Association in Brussels.
Blogactiv asked European Water Association President, Jean-Philippe Torterotot, for a summary after their 5th Annual Conference in Brussels. He explained the importance of flood related issues to European water policy.
Maria Brattemark, Desk Officer for Protection of Water and Marine Environment for DG Environment of the European Commission speaks about EU water policies. This indepth interview was conducted at the 5th Annual Conference of the European Water Association.
At the 5th Annual Conference of the EWA in Brussels, Blogactiv spoke to Evzen Zeman, Managing Director of DHI Group. He explained some of the issues in the Czech Republic.
Blogactiv spoke to Bojan Zmaic, Chairman of the European Technical and Scientific Committee (ETSC) for the European Water Association. We spoke at the 5th EWA Annual Conference in Brussels about the experience of his native Croatia with water policy.
Blogactiv was able to speak to Dr Loek Knijff, Senior Advisor for International Coordination at the Centre for Water Management in the Netherlands. He spoke to us at the 5th EWA Annual Conference about the vital need to communicate policy ideas and best practices across Europe.
Mike Donaghy, Senior Development Manager at MNV Consulting Ltd spoke to Blogactiv during the 5th European Water Association Annual Conference in Brussels. He explained the ways in which natural features can be used to assist in flood prevention.
Paul Horton, Director of Internation Development for The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management, spoke to Blogactiv at the 5th Annual Conference of the European Water Association. Mr Horton spoke about the impact of climate change on the Water Framework Directive and the Floods Directive.
Andreas Gaul spoke to Blogactiv at the 5th European Water Association Annual Conference in Brussels. Mr Gaul explained to us the situation in Austria regarding flood prevention policies and the impact of the two European Water Directives.
Mr Rudiger Heidebrecht spoke to Blogactiv at the 5th Annual European Water Association Conference. He works for the German Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste as Head of Department for Training and International Cooperation. He explains the experience of Germany in implementing the two European Water Directives.
Geoff Darch, Senior Consultant for Atkins and Deputy Chair of the EWA’s Climate Change Working Group. He explains some of the issues surrounding the financing of compliance with the two water related EU Directives.
At the 5th Annual Conference of the EWA in Brussels, Ylva Peddemors gave a presentation about coastal flooding and the way EU policy can impact land use. Ylva works for the Provincie Zeeland in the Netherlands.
Mr Arpad Szentivanyi spoke to Blogactiv about his presentation to the 5th Annual Conference of the EWA. Mr Szentivanyi works for the Hungarian Central Directorate for Water and the Environment. His presentation was about the differences between the Water Framework Directive and the Flood Directive.
As you will have started to see, the 5th Annual Conference of the European Water Association included a multi-media element. Speakers and participants in the event were interviewed by Blogactiv and these video interviews are being used as the basis for this blog. Our hope is to make the event more accessible to those members… » read more