Founder and President of the EP Water Group
Water is the basis of life; consequently all over the world water is in great demand. Unfortunately, water also is a limited and vulnerable resource. The use of water affects the quality of this resource itself as well as the environment and nature in a broader sense.
People need water for their physical well-being, not only to drink or to do their washing but also as a resource for agriculture and industry. Worldwide over one billion people do not have access to safe drinking water within fifteen minutes walking distance from homes. Europe is privileged in this sense as drinking water facilities have been available here for centuries. Water is of prime importance for the industrial sector as well, as it is used in a variety of ways for transport, cooling and heating, cleaning, washing and also as raw material. It is therefore essential to manage the supply and disposal of water wisely to ensure that clean water continues to be available to us and future generations, and at an affordable cost. Besides the industrial and household sectors, water is also essential for ecosystems and agriculture.
The last meeting of EP Water group took place on March 27th, 2013 on «Water in regional policy».
The next meeting will be announced soon.