Next-Generation Infrastructure: Advancing the digitalisation of EU water and wastewater management

The protection of water resources is one of the cornerstones of the EU’s environmental policy. In December 2019, a fitness check conducted by the European Commission concluded that there is still room for improvement across Member States when it comes to investments in infrastructure and uptake of digitalisation in this field. In October 2022, the European Commission also put forward a long-awaited proposal to revise the rules on treating urban wastewater and achieve a pollution-free environment by 2050.

In light of the EU’s forthcoming 2040 climate target, the ongoing implementation of National Recovery and Resilience Plans, and ahead of next year’s European elections, this event will facilitate a discussion on the future of EU water policy and the way forward for digitalising water and wastewater management.

Introductory remarks : Beatrice Covassi, Member of the European Parliament and Co-Chair of the Sustainable, Long-term Investments & Competitive European Industry  Intergroup

Panel discussion (moderated by Durk Krol, Executive Director, Water Europe):

  • Michel Sponar, Deputy Head of Unit, Marine Environment & Clean Water Services, European Commission
  • Pernille Weiss, Member of the European Parliament and Chairwoman of the MEP Water Group
  • Rodrigo Fernandes, Director for Empowering Sustainable Development Goals, Bentley Systems
  • Jacob Vind, Global Water Industry Expert, Danfoss



Contact: Garance Galliaerde,

07/11/2023 5:00 pm
5:00 pm
European Parliament
Rue Wiertz 60, 1047, Brussels
Room ASP 3H1