Climate change and intensification of land-use present major challenges for our water management. Cees Loggen (NL / VVD) sets out to improve the implementation of EU water legislation with innovative solutions.
Climate change is the defining issue of our generation, with floods and droughts as clear and direct consequences. The urgency to act now is not lost on Cees Loggen, who is in charge of Water, Water recreation and Europe for his province of North-Holland in the Netherlands, since we will be confronted more frequently and intensely by its effects. Every country therefore needs to be prepared, as it may affect the health and safety of its population, the environment and most economic sectors. Efficient and innovative water management is therefore necessary, and timely investments are needed.
In his report, Loggen calls for instance on the European Commission, member states and local and regional authorities to reduce already existing water scarcity and to increase water efficiency, particularly by taking action at the earliest possible stage in product policy, addressing water losses through leakages, prioritizing water demand management and water efficiency in irrigation, buildings and the energy sector.
— ALDE-CoR (@ALDE_CoR) September 28, 2016
— Cees Loggen (@ceesloggen) October 19, 2016