Research and Innovation at the Green Week 2012
24 May 2012, Brussels, Charlemagne Building, Salon Rouge
At the eve of the Rio+20 Conference, the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation is taking stock on the EU efforts on a sustainable use of water and organises the side session: Water resources for sustainable development - an overview of the international dimension of EU research results from Johannesburg to Rio+20.
Over the past ten years, EU research has enabled considerable advances in the water sector in terms of technology development, impact assessments and its governance. The knowledge created so far is an important basis for the future sustainable development agenda. As the Rio+20 conference approaches, this session will present the main outcomes of water-related research funded by EU programmes, highlighting the role of international collaboration and innovative partnerships. The event will offer an opportunity to discuss achievements to date and remaining gaps in water research in the future sustainability agenda.