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Event Water, Engagement for our Future - AER 14th Summer Schools 2009

The 14th Summer School of the AER will take place in august 2009 in Valencia, Spain. By bringing together decision makers, officials and young people, the Summer School intends to provide the tools to be able to cope with the challenges of water management.

In a scenario of climate change, the sound management of the water is a key issue to maintain the biodiversity, the human health and the economic and social development. The “blue” challenge is of paramount importance. The entire World is going through a water crisis, safe access to water for all is one of the Millenium Goals, and water savings can be improved by more than 40% in Europe. That is why it becomes necessary to join efforts and ideas, share experiences and develop new instruments to raise awareness, contribute to create a water saving culture in Europe, define strategies, learn from each other and work with third countries.

The Summer School is oriented to regional decision-makers, elected politicians and experts from the different regional and local administrations who are interested in developing solutions for the water issues. Simultaneously, the Youth Summer School will bring young people from all Europe to work together in this issue, to promote sharing of experiences, expressing their opinion and better awareness to act as “water ambassadors” when back in their home regions.

Deadline for registrations : 20 July 2009

 The aim of the Summer Schools is to:
  • Raise awareness concerning the developments affecting water ressources, their availability and their management
  • Provide regional administrations with the opportunity to gather best practice in this field from their European counterparts and to develop innovative approaches
  • Encourage the emergence of a "water saving culture" by involving in particular young people as early as possible and committing them as "water ambassadors"
  • Create a "Water Award"
  • Elaborate a "European regional Charter for Water

The Summer Schools are targeted at:
  • Regional politicians, officers and experts in charge of water and environment, water management or planning and communication in relation to water

  • Young people from regional youth cabinets, parliaments and political parties


Official invitation
Draft Programme as at 19/06/09
Practical Information
Tourist information brochure (1,5 Mo)

In order to register, an electronic registration form is available.

- download the document below,
- fill it in and, once you have finished,
- click on the "Imprimir formulario" button in order to get a hard copy of the information you have provided,
- click on the "Enviar por correo electrónico" button in order to send your information. Please note that you cannot save the form with the information you have filled in.

Registration form
Registrations made after the 20th July 2009 (new deadline) will be charged with an extra 30, -  € fee (no matter which category). Please be aware that the bank charges are excluded from the registration fee. They have to be paid by the region.

Contact information AERSS (email:
Phone: +32 (0) 228 241 68 ; Fax: +32 (0) 228 241 61
Event type Training
File link
Source Community of Valencia Foundation, European region
Geographical coverage Spain
Address Valencia, Spain
Organizer AERSS
Target audience Euro
Period [24/08/2009 - 29/08/2009]
Status Confirmed
Working language(s) ENGLISH , FRENCH