Programme - EIP Water Conference 2014

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Item

Time

Subject

Speaker/content

1

08.00

Registration and coffee

 

2

09.30

Opening/Welcome

Ms. Marianne Wenning (European Commission, Director Quality of Life, Water & Air),  Mr. Joan Puigdollers (Councillor for the Environment and Urban Services of Barcelona)

3

10.00

The role of innovation in today's society

(1) Ms. Carmen Vela (State Secretary for Innovation, Spain)

(2) Mr. Florian Witsenburg (CEO of Tygron)

4

10.50

The EIP Water "auction" - connecting water innovation demand and supply

Moderated session on connecting EU Member States demand and (EIP Water) supply. Four Member States Water Directors (Ms. Liana Ardiles - ES, Mr. Jan Busstra - NL, Ms. Darja Stanič Racman - SI, and Ms. Sonia Phippard - UK) will explain their water management challenges, and innovative proposals are expected from EIP Water Action Groups and the audience.

Session Chair: Mr. Harry van Dorenmalen (Chairman, IBM Europe)

Wrap up: Mr. Peter Gammeltoft (former Head of Unit DG ENV)

5

12:15

The African market for water innovation

Presentation of market study on water innovation opportunities in Africa by Prof. Nunes Correia (Portuguese Water Partnership)

6

12.30

Networking buffet and exhibition

 

7

14.00

Innovation demand from the private sector

Mr. Tomas Michel (Chairman WssTP)

8 14:20

Connecting public sector needs to water innovators

Mr. Wim van Vierssen (CEO, KWR Watercycle Research Institute)

9 14:40

Stimulating investment in water innovation from the financial sector

Presentation of financial instruments for water innovation. Ms. Monica Scatasta (Head of Division, Water and Waste Management, European Investment Bank)

10

15.00

Networking coffee break

 

11

15.30

How corporate stewardship is driving innovation in water

Presentation of CDP Global Water Report 2014 and moderated discussion with (1) Mr. Paul Simpson (CEO, CDP), (2) Ms. Cate Lamb (Head of Water at CDP) and (3) Mr. Piet Klop (Senior Advisor Responsible Investment, PGGM)

12

16.00

Resolving the bottlenecks and barriers to water innovation in the EU

Our afternoon presenters (Mr. Tomas Michel, Mr. Wim van Vierssen, Ms. Monica Scatasta and Ms. Cate Lamb) and Mr. Gernot Klotz (Cefic Executive Director Research and Innovation & EIP Water Task Force member) will convene on the stage for a debate on bottlenecks and barriers to innovation in water and what we should do about them

13

17.15

Closing remarks

Mr. Karl Falkenberg, Director-General for the Environment, European Commission

14

17.30

Networking and exhibition

 

15

19:30

End of conference

 

 
 

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Morning

Site visits

Organised excursions to innovative water management or water technology sites to serve as case studies

Morning & Afternoon

Back-to-back meetings

Open or closed back-to-back meetings, working group meetings or discussion forums