20 - 21 September 2018, Vienna Austria
Organiser: the European Commission and the Austrian EU Presidency
The EU Water Conference will take place on 20 – 21 September 2018. The conference is jointly organised by the European Commission and the Austrian EU Presidency and will be held at the internationally acclaimed Museum Quarter district in Vienna, Austria.
The primary focus of the conference will be on progress achieved in the implementation of the Water Framework Directive and the Floods Directive. The Commission's implementation report on the second River Basin Management Plans and the first Flood Risk Management Plans, and the European Environment Agency's State of Water Report are due to be published during the second quarter of 2018, and will serve as a basis for the discussions at the Water Conference. The Conference will also include a session dedicated to the forthcoming evaluation of EU water policy.
The Conference will serve as a platform for consultation and debate between Member States, stakeholders, the European Commission, the European Environment Agency and other EU institutions about the findings of the different water-related reports. It will also provide a valuable opportunity to learn from each other's experiences in view of the next water planning cycles.
Interested participants will find further information and registration details on the Conference Website. Please note that registrations will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis.