EIP Water Conference
The 2016 Conference of the European Innovation Partnership on Water will be held on 10th February 2016 in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. It will carry the theme:
“How is water innovation succeeding in Europe?”
This 3rd EIP Water conference builds up on the success of the first two conferences in 2013 and 2014 in Brussels and Barcelona, respectively. The city of Leeuwarden was selected as a host city after a pan-European competition won by the the province of Fryslân in the Netherlands.
Leeuwarden’s proposal included strong institutional and private sector involvement, political buy-in, as well as synergies with ongoing EU research and innovation projects in the water sector. In December 2014, Leeuwarden had already been officially recognized as ‘Innovative City’ in the UN Global Compact Cities Programme; the unique structure of Leeuwarden’s WaterCampus with its close cooperation between water technology companies, knowledge centres and governments, are at the heart of Leeuwarden’s participation in this UN programme.