EUROCITIES and ICLEI have been selected by the European Commission’s DG Environment to develop a strategic plan for the Urban Water Agenda 2030.
Through this initiative cities will be offered visibility for their commitment to sustainable urban water management and their readiness to apply innovative solutions to today’s pressing challenges on water resources, systems and services. In this context, the Commission is setting up a core group of about 20 cities that will be regularly consulted on these matters between April and October 2017. The consultation includes one face-to-face workshop in May 2017 in Brussels. By participating in the Urban Water Agenda 2030 core group, cities will get a unique opportunity to have a say on the strategic direction of the programme. Preliminary proposals for this initiative will be presented during the high-level Cities and Water Conference, to be held in Porto on 29 September. The strategy is scheduled to be finalised by the end of the year.
Duration: 12 months, from February 2017 to January 2018
Budget: € 58,690