"Municipalities as integrators and coordinators in adaptation to climate change"
This year’s EUWIC conference was held in Zaragoza
This year’s EU Water Innovation Conference (EUWIC 2019) was held in Zaragoza (Spain), between the 11th and 13th December, 2019. The conference’s main topic was the effective management of water pollution and preparation for water-related climate change in the European Union.
The European Commission aims to raise awareness of the need and urgency to improve water management, to achieve a water-saving society in the European Union. The conference aimed to stimulate the development of innovative thinking in the EU countries on technical, managerial and political level by presenting good practices and innovative approaches.
The three-day conference was filled with many programs. The visitors could attend plenary lectures, workshops, field visits and good practice demonstrations. As an exhibitor, numerous Horizon 2020 and LIFE projects have appeared to showcase their innovative solutions. On the second day, András Tóth, specialist for the European Commisson’s Directorate-General for Climate Action, also appeared among the speakers. In his presentation, “Water in the European Union Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change”, the expert also highlighted the importance of adaptation to climate change in EU water policy.
The LIFE-MICACC project was represented by Bettina Hugyecz and Szatzker Petra (Coordination Office for Municipalities – Ministry of Interior) and Tamás Tóth (General Directorate of Water Management), coming home with an abundance of useful, practical information and new connections.
The presentations from the event are available on the official website of the conference, here.