Leeuwarden 2016

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The EIP Water Conference held from the 9th – 11th of February, 2016 in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands was an excellent opportunity  to gain insights on the latest developments in the world of water,  establish new contacts and share experiences with  people working in European and beyond.

Both CITY BLUEPRINTS and BlueSCities were presented publically in the EIP WATER and WATER and CITIES events respectively.

We would like to share relevant information concerning the conference, in which both the BlueSCities Project and the EIP Water Action Group: CITY BLUEPRINTS featured prominently, to the extent that the European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karemenu Vella, made special reference to the work of the Action Group coordinated which has given rise to the BlueSCities Project.

See: http://ec.europa.eu/commission/2014-2019/vella/announcements/mayors-and-water-conference-leeuwarden-netherlands_en

The Commissioner also showed great interest in the progress of BlueSCities.

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The main conference outcome, ‘The Leeuwarden Declaration’ is now available to download here. This declaration presents key findings and a European innovation action agenda that addresses the urgent need to accelerate the development and uptake of innovation in the European Water Sector.

The conference documentation includes: