final conference

After more then three intensive years of close collaboration between European partners, WaterProtect is ready to present its results and lessons learned in a final conference!

At the beginning of the project we did not expect to see mouth masks on our streets. Nor did we expect to have an online version of this conference instead of our planned ‘real’ conference in Brussels.

The switch to a free webinar is in our opinion nothing to deplore but an opportunity to reach out to experts and stakeholders accross all regions of Europe!


Session I: WaterProtect approach and achievements (10:00 - 12:00)

10:00 – 10:05 Welcome & Introduction

10:05 – 11:15 Presentation of the Action lab Research

  • Methodology
  • Network formation
  • Knowledge building
  • Participatory processes
  • Impact

11:15 – 11:20: Coffee break

11:20 – 11:30 Upscaling & Policy recommendations (WaterProtect Partners)

  • Upscaling of WaterProtect results
  • Policy recommendations
  • General conclusions


Ingeborg Joris

Ingeborg Joris

Project Coordinator


11:40 – 11:50 FAIRWAY - Results from our twinning EU Horizon 2020 project

Gerard Velthof

Gerard Velthof

Project Coordinator

Wageningen UR  

11:50 – 12:00 Questions & discussion

12:00 - 13:00 LUNCHBREAK


Session II: Stakeholder views on achievements and future directions (13:00 - 14:30)

13:00 - 13:45 Stakeholder Organisations' Point of View

Arjen Frentz


Arjen Frentz EurEau/Vewin  
Daniel Komlos


Daniel Komlos Copa-Cogeca  
Andrea Rubini


Andrea Rubini Water Europe  

Followed by discussion


13:45 -14:30 Industry Federations' Point of View

Ermis Panagiotopoulos


Ermis Panagiotopoulos European Federation of Bottled Waters (EFBW)  
Jeremy Dyson


Jeremy Dyson European Crop Protection Association (ECPA)  

Followed by discussion


14:30 - 14:35 COFFEE BREAK

14:35 - 15: 00 Closing presentations

Martin Heydon, TD First Keynote by Mr. Martin Heydon TD ( Minister of State for Research & Development, Farm Safety and New Market Development, Republic of Ireland)
Jack Nolan Second Keynote by Mr. Jack Nolan (Head of Nitrates section in the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Republic of Ireland)


Planned & Past events

WaterProtect Core Partners