Esther De Lange is Vice-Chair of the European People’s Party (EPP) in the European Parliament for the 2019-2024 legislation, being responsible for relations with national parliaments. E. De Lange is currently a member of the Committee of Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI). On previous terms, she was a member of the committee for economic and monetary affairs (ECON), Agriculture and rural development (AGRI) and substitute member of the committee for industry, telecom, research and energy (ITRE). She was the chairwoman of the MEP Water Group from 2014 to 2019.
Richard Seeber was a Member of the European Parliament from 2004 until 2014. During his service, he was a member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) and a substitute member in the Committee on Regional Development (DEVE). His work was especially focused on the topic of water. In 2007 the European Parliament appointed Richard Seeber as rapporteur for flooding and respectively for droughts and water shortage in 2008. In 2010, R. Seeber initiated the MEP Water Group, the first Intergroup on Water of the European Parliament, being the president from 2010 to 2014.