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EUROPEAN RIVER SYMPOSIUM 2021

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EUROPEAN RIVERS AND WETLANDS 2021: The EU Biodiversity Strategy 2030 and the EU Green Deal shaping Europe's Water Management

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The 2021 European River Symposium is a continuation of an effort begun in 2013, with the convening of the first European River Symposium, to strengthen efforts to protect, restore and better manage rivers in Europe. The Symposium will be a forum for presenting information about the state of rivers, highlighting important problems, and bringing examples and initiatives that improve the protection and restoration of rivers. Above all the Symposium will focus on building connections between institutions, organisations and companies with an interest in rivers and whose activities affect the health and quality of river water and ecosystems.

The Symposium will highlight the changes to rivers and specific actions that have been brought about by the European Legislation (the Water Framework Directive) and most importantly the possibilities and opportunities presented by the European Green Deal and European Biodiversity Strategy. These new initiatives provide a significant basis for strengthening the efforts and actions to protect and restore rivers and their associated ecosystems and to ensure that rivers can continue providing services and benefits to people.

The Symposium will focus on:

  1. Providing dynamic panels and discussions that ensure dialogue and interaction among participants.
  2. Ensuring active involvement of sectors which have a big impact on rivers (i.e. agriculture, producing industry, water utilities, energy, navigation, tourism).
  3. Providing an integrated perspective on ecological river restoration to implement the Water Framework Directive and its related Directives.

Participants can purchase single day or two-days tickets and can choose which parallel sessions they would like to attend. Additional information regarding the conference meeting will be provided on a later stage to all participants who have registered and purchased a ticket.

Here you can find the tentative programme of the event. Please keep in mind that some changes may occur. We will inform participants if and when that happens.


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We are happy to announce the keynote speakers of Day 1

Virginijus Sinkevičius is the present Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, at the European Commission. Mr Sinkevičius was from 2017 to 2019 Minister of Economy, and before he was leading the Committee of Economy at the Parliament of Lithuania. Mr. Sinkevičius was elected to the Parliament in October 2016. Prior, he was a Team Lead for Regulatory Affairs at Invest Lithuania.

Steven Navon Schonberger is Regional Director for the World Bank Group’s Sustainable Development Department for the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region. His current professional focus includes exploring ways to promote the transition towards sustainability through moving to a circular economy approach and the required policy, institutional, financing and technological innovations.

Veronica Manfredi is the Director for Quality of Life in DG Environment since February 2018. Her Directorate plays a pivotal role in leading Europe towards a Zero-Pollution ambition and contributes to tackle the Climate and Biodiversity crisis. It is indeed responsible for key EU policies for Clean and Well-Managed Water (including the protection all EU Freshwater and Marine environments, water reuse, prevention from Floods, compliance with high health standards for Drinking Water), Clean Air, control on Industrial Emissions and prevention of Industrial Accidents.

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