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Event 2nd European Water Conference 2009

The clock is ticking towards the deadline for Member States to establish the first River Basin Management Plans at the end of 2009. Prior to that, Member States are required to encourage the active involvement of consultation on water management issues that are significant in the river basin districts as well as their draft river basin management plans (dRB MP). These drafts will be made available for consultation by 22 December 2008 at the latest, and be available for written comments for at least 6 months.

In the context of this process, the Commission will organise the second European Water conference on 2-3 April 2009 – to highlight key issues of strategic importance across the Union in the process of implementing the Water Framework Directive. Key European stakeholder representatives will be invited to give their first feedback on the draft RBMPs to stimulate a debate at European level on substance and process. Participation in the event via webstreaming will be ensured. In the run up to this event a conference on public participation will be organised under the French Presidency (13-14 November 2008 in Poitiers (tbc), FR) and the European Environment Bureau will organise a key event on their perspective of the process (18 November 2008, Brussels).

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Euro Keys has been contracted, by the European Commission, with the practical arrangements related to the conference organization. In order to raise awareness among major stakeholders and the public and to encourage active participation.


Contact information Peter Gammeltoft, Head of the Water unit of DG Environment of the European Commission (DG.ENV.D.2): Office : BU-9 3/146 / B-1049 Brussels / Gaelle DESWAEF / Euro Keys, Rue de la Loi 26, 10th floor, box 14 , B- 1040 Brussels - Belgium (email: ; )
Phone: +32-2-296-86-95 ; Fax.:+32-2-296-88-25 / +32 2 777 99 79 ; Fax: +32 2 770 36 01
Event type Conference
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Source EC DG Environment
Geographical coverage Belgium
Address Brussels, Belgium
Organizer EC DG Environment
Target audience Euro
Period [02/04/2009 - 03/04/2009]
Status Confirmed
Working language(s) ENGLISH