EU Green Week - Leveling the playing field


1 June 2021

Circular use of raw material from sewage 

One of the main issues in the current situation is the multi interpretation of EU legislation which unfortunately results in different national end-of-waste regulations. To really accelerate a zero pollution Europe, policy harmonisation between European Member States is crucial.

This WOW! event during the EU Green week will therefore be a panel debate focusing on policy harmonisation between EU member states in relation to raw material recovery from sewage. We believe that this is an important step that needs to be taken now since currently relevant EU policy directives, such as the EU Sludge Directive and the Waste Directive, are being reviewed and adjustments will be translated to national levels. Will you join our debate? 

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Welcome by Mark Fletcher, Global Water leader at ARUP
14:05h  Pitch of the WOW! project by Jappe de Best, Avans - Centre of Expertise Biobased Economy 
14:10h Raw materials from sewage; examples from daily practice from producer’s
and technology supplier perspective by Coos Wessels, CirTec 
14:25h A call for action by Katrien Bijl, Waterboard Vallei Veluwe 
14:30h Panel debate with : Dr Heather Smith Senior Lecturer at Cranfield University - Robert Schmit, Director of the Luxembourg Environment Agency - Ir. Dirk Halet, Strategic Coordinator at the Flanders Knowledge Centre Water (Vlakwa) - Dieter Staat, EU affairs, Dutch Water Authorities – Vewin - Dr. Ewa Harlacz, jurist at TBF partner 
Subject: how to reach a uniform legal framework for the circular use of raw materials from sewage? guided by Mark Fletcher
15:20h Conclusions and follow up 
15:30h End of the meeting 


WOW! organizes 5 events during the EU Green Week!

Are you interested in the other events? Please check the agenda.

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