EWA calls for keeping Water on the Brussels Agenda EWA publishes a Statement regarding the European Elections in 2014

Hennef/Brussels, November 2013 – With a Statement published on the occasion of the 9th Annual Brussels Conference, EWA suggests for urgent action on significant topics for the water management and urges that those topics are included in the Brussels water agenda in the years to come.


EWA wants to promote, by the means of this statement, the sustainable management of the total water cycle and hence the environment as a whole. EWA understands the need for the sharing of water by man and nature, by industry and homes, between countries, with social justice and equality and the need for good management and technology to ensure the sensible use of resources.


Among others, EWA urges to take into account the importance of water stress and agriculture, water scarcity and droughts, water cost recovery and incentive pricing, ageing infrastructure, water and energy and last but not least, climate change and water. EWA calls for policies recognising the interactions and variable dependencies, between water management in a changing climate and agriculture, investment, planning, sustainable operation and maintenance of infrastructure and energy supplies. The EWA Statement can be found on the website of the association: www.EWA-online.eu


The European Water Association (EWA) is an independent non-governmental and non-profit making organisation promoting the sustainable and improved management of the total water cycle and hence the environment as a whole.


It is one of the major professional associations in Europe that covers the whole water cycle, as well as wastewater and drinking water, water and wastewater treatment related wastes. With member associations from many European countries, EWA includes most of the current European Union Member States as well as Norway and Switzerland. Today, EWA consists of 25 European leading professional organisations in their respective countries, each representing professionals and technicians for wastewater and water utilities, academics, technology providers, consultants and contractors, local authorities and regulators. The Association also has a growing number of corporate members: firms and enterprises, institutes or associations. EWA thus represents about 50,000 professional individuals and specialists working in the broad field of water and environmental management.