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09.00 – 10.00 Opening session
Marcelino Iglesias, President of Aragón, Spain

Stavros Dimas, Commissioner for Environment, European Commission

Elena Espinosa, Spanish Minister of Environment, Rural and Marine Affairs

Richard Seeber, Member of EU Parliament, Rapporteur of opinion on the Communication on water scarcity and droughts

Roberto Musacchio, Member of EU Parliament, Vice-Chairman of the Temporary Committee on Climate Change

Moderator: Panos Carvounis, Deputy Director General, DG Communication, European Commission
 
10.00 – 10.45 Presentation of follow up report on water scarcity and droughts Part I
Presentation by Peter Gammeltoft, Head of Water Unit, DG ENV, European Commission, of main issues of the report (major outcomes and work programme for next years) / 20 min

Presentation by Pierre Strosser, ACTEON, of main outcomes of report on regional water demand scenarios / 20 min

Moderator: Marta Moren Abat, Spanish Water Director

10.45 – 11.00 Coffee Break
 
11.00 – 12.00 Improve drought risk management Part II
Presentation by Teodoro Estrela, Spanish Deputy Water Director, of main conclusions of report on drought management plans / 10 min

Presentation by Prof. Dr. Leendert Hordijk, Director IES, JRC, of progress in development of European observatory and early warning system on drought / 10 min

Presentation by Jeff Huntington, Head of the Environmental Assessment Programme, EEA, of progress in setting up parameters and indicators on water scarcity and droughts / 10 min

Debate with participants / 30 min

Moderator: Marta Moren Abat, Spanish Water Director

12.00 – 13.00 What future for alternative water supply options Part III
Presentation by Paul Campling, VITO, of main outcomes of report on alternative water supply options / 15 min

Presentation by John Mangion, Director for Water Resources in Malta, of conditions of sustainable development of alternative water supply options / 15 min

Debate with participants / 30 min

Moderator: José Rocha Afonso, Vice-Chairman of the Portuguese Institute for Water

13.00 – 14.30 Lunch
 
14.30 – 15.30 Foster water saving cultures and water efficient technologies Part IV
Presentation of planned/implemented measures by Dr Mike Walker, Head of Sustainable Water Demand programme, UK / 10 min

Presentation of measures implemented at regional level by Giuseppe Bortone, General Director of Environment, Soil and Coastal Protection, Region of Emilia–Romagna, Italy / 10 min

Presentation of main outcomes of EWP workshops (4 September), Agnes Biesiekierska, Project Manager at EWP / 10 min

Debate with participants / 30 min

Moderator: José Rocha Afonso, Vice-Chairman of the Portuguese Institute for Water


15.30 – 17.30 Round Table / What adaptation to increasing impacts of water scarcity and droughts (including coffee break of 10 min) Part V

Participants:

Roger S. Pulwarty, Director of US National Integrated Drought Information System

Professor Mike Young, Research Chair, Water economics & Management, University of Adelaide, Australia

Peter Gammeltoft, Head of Water Unit, DG ENV, European Commission

Jean–Claude Vial, French Deputy Water Director

Dr Mike Walker, Head of Sustainable Water Demand programme, UK

Sergey Moroz, WWF

Dominique Gatel, EUREAU (European water and waste water operators)

Luis Bulhao Martins, Vice Chairman of the Portuguese Farmer Organisation, Representative of COPA–COGECA

Moderator: Fritz Barth, Vice-Chairman, European Water Partnership (EWP)

 
17.30 – 18.00 Conclusions by Commission  


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