Water Innovation Europe 2020

A Water-Smart Society for a European Green Deal

17th & 18th of June 2020 Brussels - BluePoint Conference Centre

Registrations opening soon

Water Innovation Europe - 2020 Edition

A Water-Smart Society for a European Green Deal

In 2050, Europe aims to be the world’s first climate-neutral continent implementing the European Green Deal: an ambitious package of measures to deeply transform our economy and society. As pollution does not stop at our boundaries and is not sectoral, we also need to change our method for this new growth strategy. 25% of the whole European budget will have to contribute to the ecological transition.

As water is a cross-sectoral and strategic resource, the green deal is an opportunity for the European Union to invest in innovative solutions to achieve a Water Smart Society. Research and innovation along the full value chain in the water sector can:

  • Encourage resource efficiency and competitiveness of our industry
  • Secure our agriculture
  • Protect and restore our biodiversity
  • Make concrete a zero-pollution strategy

Water Europe is, therefore, ready to work collectively with the European commission and citizens, take its societal responsibility, look what is technological achievable and economically feasible to make the green deal a success!

Water Innovation Europe background

With over 200 participants from all around Europe in every edition, Water Europe annual conference ‘Water Innovation Europe’ has grown to become the landmark event of the European water value chain every summer. The event brings together all the aspects of the sector: scientists and technology developers, utility representatives, large water users, European Public authorities, civil society organizations and finance experts. Water Innovation Europe offers an open platform for information gathering and networking among the most influential stakeholders from within and beyond the water sector.

Water Innovation Europe Goals

  • Shape Europe’s water future

You will have the unique opportunity to hear from top-notch speakers of the sector and gain new perspectives and insights that will enable you to see opportunities for the future of the water sector.

  • Connect and collaborate with your peers

Network, debate and discuss with EU-level decision makers and leading actors and companies from across the whole water value chain, through the conference’s targeted networking and extra speed dating sessions.

  • Raise your profile and visibility

Showcase your work and be part of the discussions in front of a targeted pan-European audience. You can also benefit from the conference’s exhibition corner to meet potential clients and partners or, increase your visibility by being one of WIE2020 sponsor.

  • Stay ahead of the curve

Learning about new technologies, innovations and projects will allow you to get the vibe of the current and future market trends and how you can take advantage of them.

What they said about Water Innovation Europe
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The quality of the panellists has never been higher than ever before! The Water Crisis session was very captivating and instructive.

Participant , Water Innovation 2018
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We believe water is important on all levels and this 2018 edition told the story of water to everyone by connecting all stakeholders on all different levels such as local, regional, European and worldwide!. Thanks to WssTP for this great event!

Participant, Water Innovation 2018
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I am very happy to be here today and to have received your Water Vision 2030. I'm in a room full of conscious people and that fills me with hope for our future.

Carlos Moedas,
EU commissioner for Research, Innovation, and Science during WIE2016
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Investment in water in Europe provides substantial benefits for European economy and society and we should make every effort to tap into them. The Water Europe Water Vision “The Value of Water: a future-proof model for a water-smart society” offers valuable insights in how the value of water for our society and economy can be realised

Jyrki Katainen,EC Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness about WIE 2017
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Good discussion with a wide range of different stakeholders.

Participant, Water Innovation 2017
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Pragmatic operative approach full of relevant global real issues regarding the water management field.

Participant, Water Innovation 2017

WIE2020 Media Partners

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