WaterProtect and FAIRWAY present new solutions to protect our drinking water resources at Launch Event in Brussels
The European Commission is investing almost 10 million euros from its research and innovation budget (under the Horizon 2020 programme) in two projects, WaterProtect and FAIRWAY. Both projects deliver new solutions, proven good practices and innovative governance models to protect drinking water resources from nutrient and pesticide pollution. WaterProtect and FAIRWAY held their launch event on December 6th 2017 in Brussels together with the key European stakeholders and Commission services.
The launch event was introduced by
Lara Passante from the Commission’s
Research Executive Agency (REA) highlighting the important impact of both projects in bringing together research, stakeholders, farmers and citizens to have a positive impact on drinking water sources. The
Water Task force, a joint initiative of
DGEnv, was represented by
Claudia Muresan, and has the task to improve the economic and environmental performance of farms and the long-term availability of water.
Both projects will deliver important contributions and experience from their case studies and action labs to the Task Force, and will connect to activities of the
EIP Water action groups and
EIP Agri operational groups. The projects will also be very important for the drinking water producers according to
Arjen Frentz from
Eureau, referring to the
Water Framework Directive and the ambition to reduce costs for water treatment.