Faced with recurrent water-related crises, this edition of the annual conference will debate what is needed to make the EU more water resilient, today and tomorrow.
The need to address water resilience is at the forefront of the EU’s environmental agenda. To this end, in March the Commission will launch, as announced by President von der Leyen in the 2023 State of the Union Speech, a Water Resilience Initiative which will include a number of immediate actions and kick off a public debate about achieving water resilience. This will lay the ground also for possible new actions in these areas in the next Commission mandate.
The conference will be accompanied by partner events, organised in Europe and beyond, under the shared header of water resilience. This year exceptionally, partner events can be organised beyond the Green Week period, starting from 29 May till 1 September 2024.
If you are interested in organising an event/s that can engage citizens in water-related aspects and help foster a lively public conversation, please consult the guidelines and start preparing your event.
The application period will be open between 04-17 March.
The 2024 EU Green Week is part of a wider communication campaign dedicated to the topic of water resilience. The objective is to stimulate an EU-wide conversation around the EU’s water present and future, with an emphasis on fostering awareness and promoting positive, collaborative solutions.
At the conference, guest speakers will discuss various aspects of integrated water management. This includes topics such as:
- fostering a water smart economy within the EU
- addressing the challenges of restoring and safeguarding the disrupted water cycle
- ensuring widespread access to clean and affordable water and
- sanitation and international water cooperation.
Conference registration will open in April.