Wednesday, 28 March 2012

ChemWater at Green Week 2012

A ChemWater event has just been officially labeled as a 'Green Week 2012 satellite event' by the European Commission’s DG Environment. The event – jointly organised by SusChem and the European Water Technology Platform (WssTP) – will take place on 24 May at the Hotel Silken Berlaymont.

The ChemWater event is entitled ‘ChemWater: Efficient and Sustainable Management of Water in the Process Industry’. Clearly, Europe must use its water resources more effectively to avoid future shortages driven by climate change and other factors. The process industries, especially the chemical industry, will play an essential role, both as a major user of water and a key solution provider to the sector.

ChemWater is a European Commission funded FP7 project launched in May 2011 that is working to define, coordinate and implement joint European strategies on sustainable materials, processes and emerging technology development relevant to water issues. It will work to enhance and optimise the industrial water management cycle across relevant European Technology Platforms and connect with other existing initiatives at European, national and regional level.

The project was initiated by SusChem and WssTP and will last 30 months. The partners in the project are all stakeholders in one or both of the technology platforms and are drawn from industry and academia. ChemWater will provide significant support for the proposed European Innovation Partnership on Water.

Green Week 2012
The 12th edition of Green Week, Europe’s biggest annual conference on environmental policy, takes place from 22 to 25 May in Brussels and this year the theme is ‘Water’.

Under the banner ‘Every Drop Counts – The Water Challenge’ Green Week 2012 will use over 40 separate conference sessions to address global and European environmental issues around water.

Water is a valuable resource that needs to be used properly and sparingly. We must make sure that we have enough for all of its uses and we must avoid polluting our rivers, seas and oceans. Along with all other natural resources, water is one of the most vital for our continued existence on this planet. Green Week 2012 offers a unique opportunity for debate and exchanges of experience and best practice.

Green Week 2012 is expected to attract several thousands participants from government, business and industry, non-governmental organisations, academia and the media.

For more information on the ChemWater event at Green Week 2012 contact Antonia Morales Perez at Cefic.

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