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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Breakfast at Sustainability's

On Monday the 7th of June, the Regional Representation of Istria in Brussels hosted
the workshop "Breakfast at Sustainability's" with reference to the classical "Breakfast at Tiffany's" that ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability - a series of thematic seminars organized by the ICLEI's Office in Brussels in cooperation with regional and local authorities.

The Workshop entitled "Using water more efficiently - burning issues, current approaches, new alliances at local level" brought together regional and local representatives, non-profit organizations and the European Commission aiming to exchange good practices in the field of effcient water management at the local and regional scale.
As members of Wateregio, Dino Babic, Director of the Istria Office and Juan Manuel
Revuelta, Director General of the Valencian Regional Office both based in Brussels, explained the current situation in the Mediterranean Basin countries emphasizing the need of new financial tools, the raising awareness campaings and the modernization of hydric infrastructures as key issues in facing the challenge of climate change and its impacts on water scarcity and droughts processes.
Also, Ms. Andrea Nam, expert from the European Commission, DG Environment, explained how the Water Framework Directive could be modified as result of the studies on water scarcity that the Commission is carrying out ending up with a review on the EU strategy for 2012.

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