23 May 2012

1.2 Towards a healthy marine environment - a vital source for life on earth

23 May - 09.30 - 11.00

Chair:

  • Guus Borchardt, Director, Water, Marine Environment & Chemicals Directorate, DG Environment, European Commission

2.2 Emerging pollutants – new challenges for science and society

23 May - 09.30 - 11.00

Speakers:

3.2 Nitrates hotspots – prevention and cure

23 May - 09.30 - 11.00

Moderator:

  • Michael Hamell, Head of Unit, Agriculture, Forests & Soil, DG Environment, European Commission

Side session: Assessing ecological status – 10 years of method development and harmonisation In partnership with the JRC

23 May - 09.30 - 11.00

Salon Rouge

Moderator:

  • Wouter van de Bund, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
Coffee Break

23 May - 11:00 - 11:30

4.3 Setting targets for efficient and sustainable water use In partnership with the JRC & the EEA

23 May - 11.30 - 13.00

Speakers:

Moderator:

  • Jacques Delsalle, Protection of Water Resources, DG for Environment, European Commission
Lunch

23 May - 13:00 - 14:30

1.4 Greening the next generation Common Fisheries Policy

23 May - 14:30 - 16:00

Speakers:

3.4 Tackling water scarcity in Africa In partnership with Friends of Europe

23 May - 14:30 - 16:00

Co-moderators:

  • Shada Islam, Head of Policy, Friends of Europe
  • Gie Goris, Editor-in-Chief, Mondiaal Nieuws

4.4 Sustainable water management for a green economy In partnership with the International Resource Panel

23 May - 14:30 - 16:00

Chair:

  • Jan Dusik, Acting Director, Regional Office for Europe, UNEP
  • Chris van den Bilcke, UNEP ROE Brussels Office

Side session: EU Freshwater policy – presentation by the House of Lords EU Committee

23 May - 14:30 - 16:00

Salon Rouge

Facilitators:

  • David Baldock, Executive Director, Institute for European Environmental Policy


1.5 Enhancing the partnership with the Regional Sea Conventions

23 May - 16.30 - 18.00

Speakers:

  • Alby Schmitt, Deputy Director, Water & Biodiversity Directorate, Ministry of Ecology, France
  • Maria Luisa Silva Mejias, Executive Secretary, UNEP/MAP/Barcelona Convention
  • Monique Pariat, Director Mediterranean & Black Sea, DG for Maritime Affairs & Fisheries, European Commission
  • Anna-Stiina Heiskanen, Chair of HELCOM (Helsinki Commission) Monitoring & Assessment Group, Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)

Chair:

  • Astrid Schomaker, Head of Unit on Chemicals, Biocides & Nanomaterials, DG Environment, European Commission

3.5 "Improving Asia's water governance" In partnership with Friends of Europe

23 May - 16.30 - 18.00

Co-moderators:

  • Shada Islam, Head of Policy, Friends of Europe
  • Gie Goris, Editor-in-Chief, Mondiaal Nieuws