EU Water Initiative Multi-stakeholder Forum

Wednesday 31 August | 09.00-10.30 | Room: FH Congress Hall C
EC - European Commission

The annual EU Water Initiative Multistakeholder Forum is taking place during World Water Week. The EU Water Initiative, EUWI, is an international political initiative using a partnership approach, bringing together national governments, donors, the water industry, NGOs and other water actors. The EUWI is working to reinforce political commitment to the water agenda, to create a strong and integrated framework for EU action, and is active in regional components: Africa, Eastern Europe Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA), Latin America, the Mediterranean and the China-EU Water Platform. The 2016 Forum will focus on the role of EUWI in the context of the implementation of the new SDGs, building on the experience and activities developed in the different regional components. The Seminar will discuss the new initiatives being launched and developed in the different partnerships, enhancing the role of water as a driver for sustainable development, with a special focus on the water-energy-food security nexus.


09:00 Opening remarks
Co-hosts - European Commission Paolo Ciccarelli and Marta Moren Abat, EC and representative from SIWI

09:10 Keynote address: EU perspectives on Agenda 2030
Paolo Ciccarelli

Contributions from regional components for implementation of Agenda 2030

09:25 Africa region – New phase of  Africa-EU Partnership
Representatives of AMCOW and Sida

09:35 EECCA, Mediterranean, Latin American, CEWP  (tbc), Africa components (7 minutes each)
Representatives of
    EUWI-EECCA (Bo Libert – UNECE)
    EUWI-MED (tbc)
    EUWI-LA (Eduardo Orteu Berrocal)
    EUWI-AFRICA (tbc)

Concluding multi-stakeholder dialogue

10:05 Panel
Facilitator: Marta Moren
• Reflections from Civil Society (Sergyi Moroz)
• Panel of EU Member States representatives including The Netherlands and Finland
• Interactive comments
• Concluding remarks by Paolo Ciccarelli