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Chartered Institution of Water and
Environmental Management (CIWEM)

106-109 Saffron Hill, London, EC1N 8QS  
Tel: 020 7831 3110   Fax: 020 7405 4967

CIWEM International Event - Water Management in Europe

The presentations from this event are available here


Thank you to our sponsors, supporting partners, speakers and delegates who all made this an interesting and enjoyable event.


22nd - 23rd February 2012

World Trade Centre, Lille, France

CIWEM with the support of EWA, European Water Association and ASTEE, Association Scientifique et Technique pour l'Eau et l'Environnement, is organising a two day international conference. There will also be a special RESTORE EU-LIFE project workshop session.


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Aim and Objectives

The aim is to provide an opportunity to share experiences and to gain feedback on innovative practical solutions and relevant applied research on key topics.

The objectives of the meeting will be to explore the key challenges facing European countries today.

The conference will:

  • Consider and discuss the main issues around water management in Europe
  • To provide a platform for a wide range of stakeholders to share their views and knowledge
  • To support future policy development in the sector
  • To highlight and share examples of best practice
  • To provide delegates with the opportunity to network with other professionals in the sector

Speaker Programme

New! Keynote Speakers

  • Peter Gammeltoft, European Commission, speaking on latest policy developments.
  • Plus David Balmforth, MWH on Global Innovation in Urban Flood Risk Management


Speaker Programme

Topics include water security; flood risk management; water quality; sustainability; river restoration and the Water Framework Directive. There will be case studies from the UK, Netherlands, Scheldt River Basin and more.


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There will be a special RESTORE EU-LIFE project workshop session focusing on the benefits of restoring rivers for multi-functional water management and how policy and river basin management can help to drive this aspiration.

Please note all presentations will be given in English


Conference Dinner

The dinner is taking place on Wednesday 22nd February at Barbue d'Anvers. This is a fantastic local restaurant and the evening is a great opportunity to talk to other delegates in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.

The conference dinner is priced at 58,03 € (this includes TVA 3,03 €) or if playing in sterling £57.40 (this includes VAT £9.57) and includes a 3 course meal and wine.

If you would like to attend the dinner please make a note on your Booking Form.


Registration - Book Now for the Conference and Dinner

To book download the booking form below and return with payment to:

15 John Street

Booking Form 

The Venue and Location

The venue for the conference is The World Trade Centre in Lille, France. This is a tailor made conference venue which is directly opposite the Lille Eurostar station. Lille is an ideal location for travellers from the UK and Europe. It is easy and cost effective to reach Lille direct from London with Eurostar. The average journey time from St Pancras International to Lille Europe is just 1 hour 20 minutes. You can also easily travel to Lille from other destinations including Brussels (35 minutes), Paris (approx. 1 hour) and Amsterdam (approx. 4 hours). Lille has a plethora of low cost, high quality accommodation.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Should your organisation wish to sponsor the conference, have an exhibition stand or host the conference dinner, then opportunities are available. Full details can be downloaded from the document in the column on the righthand side of this page.


Previous Event

29th and 30th September 2009, World Trade Centre, Lille, France
A CIWEM conference with ASTEE and EWA

This conference explored the crucially important issues which have developed since the Water Framework Directive came into force in 2000.

Speakers included József Gayer, Hungarian Ministry of Environment and Water discussing WFD related Public Participation in Hungary and keynote speaker Peter Gammeltoft, Head of Water Unit, DG Environment.

More details follow the link in the column on the righthand side of this page.


For more information contact Lauren Goozee, Events Officer


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Chartered Institution of Water and
Environmental Management (CIWEM)

106-109 Saffron Hill, London, EC1N 8QS  
Tel: 020 7831 3110   Fax: 020 7405 4967