Water – Source of Life, Source of Danger

20 September 2011, Brussels

This round table discussion needed to underline the “Blue print for European Waters” announced for 2012 by the European Commission.
The general objective of the round table discussion was to identify further research needs to contribute to the new European Water Strategy, the “Blue Print for European Waters”. The blue print is to outline the future European strategy for the handling of our most vital, but also very critical resource.

The development of a long term strategy for a more sustainable Europe that handles its resources with greater care requires the continual enlargement of the knowledge base underlying those strategies. Scientists all over Europe can contribute to this progress whilst cooperating under the umbrella of national, regional and international programmes, but most importantly under the roof of the Framework Programme.


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green arrowPapers:

The Blueprint to Safeguard European Water
Peter Gammeltoft, EC, DG Environment, Brussels

EU Funded research and EU Water Policies
Christos Fragakis, EC, DG Research, Brussels

Groundwater Management
Radomir Muzikar, T.G.M. Water Research Institute, Prague (CZ)

Improvement of Water Management within and between Industries
Roberto Farina, ENEA, Bologna, Italy

Complex Water Management in the Circum-Mediterranean Region
Georg Teutsch, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Leipzig (DE)

Developing an Integrated Sustainable Land Management Scheme facing the Challenges of Global Change: the ELaN project
Gunnar Lischied, Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), Muncheberg (DE)

Ecological engineering: from concepts to applications for water management
Luc Abbadie, Université Paris VI, Head of French National Scientific Committee for Water and Aquatic Environment, Paris, (FR)

Advanced Municipal Wastewater and Sludge Management systems, Realization of large Municipal Wastewater Treatment Programme in Poland
Lidia Gutowka-Siwiec, Institute of Meteorology and Water Management – National Research Institute, Warsaw (PL)