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Mayors and Water Conference
11th February 2016
On 11th of February 2016, Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, and Ferd Crone, Mayor of Leeuwarden, invite European Mayors to the agenda setting event “Mayors and Water”. Participants will convene in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, to develop a strategy to safeguard the future of water in European cities. The “Mayors and Water” event follows the EIP Water 2016 Conference, taking place on 10 February in the same city.
Various water challenges related to urban water management and governance already affect the inhabitants of European cities. How will European cities respond to these challenges? Which cities are willing to take the next steps in safeguarding their water provision? What can European cities learn from each other?
The event “Mayors and Water” will focus on flood prevention, green infrastructures, water in the circular economy, water quality and quantity and the pivotal role of water in the urban agenda. Mayors from varous European cities will be around the same table in Leeuwarden to place water higher on the urban agenda.
Please do not hesitate to inform your city, local authorities and mayor about this opportunity and register here.