22 February 2021 / Vienna, Austria
Compact, Informative and Very Lively: The First Edition of the New DWP KnowNow Webinar Series on the Revised EU Drinking Water Directive
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Voice of the Danube
22 February 2021

On 18 February an international audience received firsthand information on the recently adopted revised EU Drinking Water Directive during the first Danube Water Program KnowNow webinar.

Encouraged by the success of last year's COVID crisis response webinars, the Danube Water Program has introduced KnowNow, a compact webinar program with focus on relevant topics for the water sector in the Danube region.

The first edition covered the revised EU Drinking Water Directive 2020/2184, which has come into force in January 2021, whith a January 2023 deadline for legal implementation in the member states.

Bert Leemans, European Commission's DG Environment, gave a comprehensive presentation on the changes, challenges, impacts and implications the Directive will bring for the water sector of the Danube region, followed by a lively discussion between panelists Anna Pomassl, drinking water expert of the Austrian Association for Gas and Water, Mihaela Vasilescu of SC Aquatim SA Romania, Filip Wanner, Project Manager at Vodovody a Kanalizace Beroun, and an actively interested audience.

For more in-depth reporting, the presentation and a full recording of the event, please follow the link below.

The second KnowKnow webinar will take place on 18 March, 13:30 - 14:45 CET and deal with sanitation services and the ongoing review of the EU Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive. Please save the date!  

VoD - Now it's clear: Changes and Chances in the Revised Drinking Water Directive

The new Danube Water Program KnowNow webinar series focuses on up-to-date topics relevant for the water sector in the Danube region. In the first edition the revised EU Drinking Water Directive 2020/2184 that has entered into forc...