The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Europe

Europe-INBO 2016: For the Implementation of the European Water Directives

The 14th “EUROPE-INBO 2015” international conference, organized by the "Group of European Basin Authorities for the Implementation of the European Water Directives”, will take place this October at the invitation of the French Authorities and the City of Lourdes.

Within the context created by the European Commission “Blueprint”, this meeting will be organized around a preparatory workshop and 4 roundtables dealing with the updated issues of the field Implementation of the WFD and other European Water Directives. Participants will study adaptation to climate change in the basins, especially with regard to droughts and floods, transboundary cooperation, wastewater reuse and the process of reviewing the Water Framework Directive. Read More...

Implementing the EU Adaptation Strategy - Practical insights and policy recommendations

Climate action is a key priority of the EU and accounts for at least 20% of its budget for 2014-2020. The 2013 EU Climate Adaptation Strategy plays a crucial role in defining how these climate funds should be allocated in order to increase Europe’s resilience in the face of climate change. Three years since its launch, this workshop will help take stock of how the Adaptation Strategy is being put into practice across Europe. Since 2012, the BASE project has engaged with stakeholders at the local, national and EU level in over 20 locations to take stock of on-going adaptation activities in Europe.

The goal of this interactive policy workshop is to bring together stakeholders to share their experiences and knowledge to shed light on European adaptation in policy and practice. Participants will discuss the implications of these insights for the implementation of the EU Adaptation Strategy and help shape a series of recommendations to support the review and future format of the European Adaptation Strategy. Read More...

EUROPE-INBO 2015

In the context established by the "Blueprint" of the European Commission, this conference will be organized around a preparatory workshop and four roundtables on the news of the practical implementation of the Framework Directive on (WFD) and other European directives on water. We will investigate in particular the means for a better integration of processes and new measures to address the critical issues that are diffuse pollution, hydromorphology, adaptation to climate change, preventing droughts and floods, the need to further mobilize the actors responsible for the implementation of actions on the ground, economic tools and financing of Programs of Measures, etc. Read More...