22-25 May: Green Week: Every drop counts
From 22-25 May, the European Commission organised their annual Green Week. Theme this year was water. Therefore, this year’s week was called: “The Water Challenge – Every Drop Counts”. Some 3000 participants gathered for three days to discuss water-related issues.
Stakeholders, NGOs, government representatives and EU officials were searching for solutions to key water problems, like how to safeguard the availability of good quality water against a backdrop of rapid population growth and ever more apparent climate change. The week also featured the European Business Awards for the Environment, which honour innovative companies that successfully combine innovation, competitiveness and outstanding environmental performance, and the 3rd European Water Conference, a high-level stakeholder event.