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Unlock new developments for holistic Water Management


March 30, 2017

10:00 - 12:40

CongressForum, Hall 2.2

Water management is under enormous pressure to adapt and change. Who is taking the lead in sustainable water management and what can we learn from their experience? This congress block looks at current examples.

The International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine (ICPR) is pioneering the debate about micropollutants and their impact on surface waters. What knowledge can we draw from experience with the Rhine river basin and what practical measures can be derived from it?

What is the future of the European Water Framework Directive, what ideas are there in Germany for the upcoming revision in 2019, and what about water protection after 2027? We take a look at this not only from the German perspective but also through the eyes of Germany‘s Benelux neighbors.

Another topic is the Federal Cartel Office report on the drinking water supply. It keeps the discussion about water prices on the agenda of the water companies and demands appropriate action.

The subject of benchmarking looks at transparency, comparability and the information flow and asks whether this approach can also be profitably applied to environmental policy.

Effective protection concepts are in demand. And finally, the increasing networking and linking of water management data calls for effective digital security strategies.




Mdgt. Dipl.-Ing. Peter Fuhrmann, Vorsitzender der Bund/Länder-Arbeitsgemeinschaft Wasser (LAWA), Ministerium für Umwelt, Klima und Energiewirtschaft Jean-Paul Lickes, Directeur Administration de la gestion de l'eau, Ministerium für nachhaltige Entwicklung und Infrastruktur

Dr. Anne Schulte-Wülwer-Leidig, International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine (ICPR)

M.A. Vera Szymansky, Fachgebietsleiterin Geschäftsbereich Wasser und Abwasser, BDEW - Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft

Dr. Andreas Zuber, Verband kommunaler Unternehmen e.V. (VKU)

Jens Feddern, Berliner Wasserbetriebe