Wim van Vierssen member of Steering Group EIP on Water
To ensure the successful development and implementation of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Water, a Steering Group has been set up, composed of high level experts in fields related to water and innovation. Members of the Steering Group have been invited in their personal capacity by Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for Environment, who will chair the Steering Group. Wim van Vierssen is member of the Steering Group.
The members of the Steering Group have been invited based on their expertise and knowledge in their particular field, and their expressed commitment to be involved in the EIP on Water and making the initiative a success.
The composition of the EIP Steering Group reflects the range of perspectives of the relevant stakeholder groups involved in the area of water and innovation. It brings together experts from public and private bodies and from disciplines that play a role in water and innovation, such as utilities, water using industries, research, technology, ngo’s, the financial sector, ICT and different levels of government (municipal, regional, national). In addition, the Steering Group seeks to provide a geographical balance across the EU Member States.
The primary roles of the Steering Group are to:
- Give strategic guidance to the EIP on Water and identify the main themes and challenges for water related innovation.
- Agree on the short and long term deliverables.
- Appoint a Task Force, which will draft the Strategic Implementation Plan outlining the priorities, work method and governance of the EIP on Water.
- Adopt the Strategic Implementation Plan by the end of this year.
Research programme manager Theo van den Hoven is member of the EIP Taskforce on Water.
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Theo van den Hoven