Events

29-30 May 2024

EU Green Week 2024: Towards a water resilient Europe

Faced with recurrent water-related crises, this edition of the annual conference will debate what is needed to make the EU more water resilient, today and tomorrow.  

The Conference will take place between Wednesday 29 May and Thursday 30 May. Conference registration will open in April.

Water is a vital shared resource to be passed down from generation to generation and one of the essentials for people, the environment and a just, sustainable, and resilient economy. 

In recent years, citizens across different parts of the continent have faced a surge in natural disasters, such as droughts and floods, which have made EU’s water challenges even more severe and triggered a new awareness about the need to ensure a water-resilient Europe. Pressures on water resources are not only due to the impacts of climate change, but also primarily to decades of structural mismanagement of this precious resource and to pollution and ecosystem degradation. But water resilience is not only a challenge for the EU. Worldwide, the water cycle is out of balance, closely intertwined with climate change and biodiversity loss, mutually further exacerbating each other.