PPA is one of the signatories of a letter endorsed to the EU, requesting the implementation of the Water Resilience Initiative

PPA is proudly among the signatories of a joint letter addressed to the European Commission, advocating the rapid implementation of the Water Resilience Initiative.

This letter, has garnered support from a diverse coalition of European partnerships, highlights the pressing need for a water-resilient Europe amidst mounting pressures on the continent’s freshwater resources, exacerbated by the looming specter of climate change. It emphasizes the pivotal role of water in fostering economic prosperity, societal well-being, and environmental sustainability across Europe. As such, the Water Resilience Initiative is seen as imperative to provide European socio-economic actors with a competitive edge, while ensuring the availability of water resources of the highest quality at the right time.

Over the past five years, European institutions have diligently updated the European water acquis to confront emerging challenges head-on. A consensus has emerged among European Member States and institutions, highlighting the urgent need for a cohesive and comprehensive water strategy. Notably, resolutions from the European Council in 2021 and 2023 underscored the strategic significance of water and the imperative for decisive action. Bold commitments on water were submitted to the UN 2023 Water Conference, demonstrating Europe’s dedication to global leadership in water management.

These cannot be delivered without the Water Resilience Initiative that was announced in the State of the Union speech in September 2023. With Europe positioned to lead by example, the coalition urges the European Commission to stick to its commitment and swiftly deliver the Water Resilience Initiative, making water a top priority for the next mandate of the European Commission.

Read the joint letter here.

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