Unlock the Future of Water Resilience

Join us for an immersive online workshop on “Cutting-edge water governance for water resilience”, taking place on 13 June 2024 at the EU Green Week Partner Events. Hosted by the Water Governance synergy group, this webinar will feature three Horizon Europe research projects—InnWater, GOVAQUA, and RETOUCH NEXUS—exploring multi-level and cross-sectoral water governance.

Notable speakers

Enhancing Water Resilience through Innovative Governance

Hear from leading experts in the field, including distinguished members from the Synergy Group, who will offer unique perspectives and innovative solutions in water governance.

Dr. Suvi Sojamo

Leading Researcher, Finnish Environment Institute, leads the GOVAQUA project. She has over ten years of experience researching and developing principles and practices of water governance in Finland and internationally.

Finnish Environment Institute, is a renowned expert in EU water and environmental legislation and is responsible for developing a framework for sustainability transition in water governance in the GOVAQUA project.

Professor Antti Belinskij
Dr. Damián Sánchez García

Senior Project Manager, Cetaqua, leads the development of Living Labs of water governance innovations in the GOVAQUA project and the Lab in Axarquía developing tools for reconciling competing needs.

Webinar Objectives and Highlights

Exploring Objectives

This webinar delves into the pivotal role of governance in bolstering water resilience within the EU. By examining the interplay between legislative frameworks, collaborative strategies, and economic incentives, we aim to uncover and discuss innovative governance mechanisms that can significantly enhance water resilience. Join us to gain valuable insights from leading experts involved in three Horizon Europe projects dedicated to advancing water governance.

Target Audience

Designed for policymakers, researchers, NGOs, and stakeholders interested in EU water management and resilience, this event promises to engage and enlighten.

Interactive Format

Expect a dynamic format featuring interactive sessions, panel discussions, and expert presentations from the Synergy Group of three Horizon Europe projects on Water Governance.

EU Green Week Partner Events Overview

Enhancing Water Resilience through Innovative Governance

 Throughout the week, partner events organised by schools, universities, business associations, environmental organisations, civil society, and government agencies will take place across Europe and beyond. These will raise awareness and educate people about the importance of protecting the environment and promoting sustainable living practices. They will include a variety of activities such as educational workshops, seminars, and eco-friendly projects highlighting the importance of water resilience.

Draft Programme Overview

Explore the structured timeline of our webinar, detailing the schedule, key topics, and interactive activities planned.

10:00 - 10:10 CET

Welcome Session

An introduction to the webinar, outlining the objectives and a brief overview of the three Horizon Europe projects involved.

10:10 - 10:30 CET

Interactive Poll

Engage in a live Mentimeter poll to discuss what aspects are crucial in water governance for enhancing water resilience.

10:30 - 11:00 CET

Showcase of Practices

Presentations on innovative water governance practices from the three Horizon Europe projects, illustrating real-world applications and outcomes.

11:00 - 11:20 CET

Open Discussion

A facilitated discussion allowing participants to ask questions, share insights, and delve deeper into the topics presented.