6th World Water Forum in Marseille, 12-17 March 2012
Question for oral answer O-000013/2012
to the Commission
Richard Seeber, Sophie Auconie, Daciana Octavia Sârbu, Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy, Satu Hassi, Miroslav Ouzký, Sabine Wils
on behalf of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
The 6th World Water Forum, a unique platform where the water community and policy and decision makers from all regions of the world can come together, debate and attempt to find solutions for water, will take place in Marseille from 12 to 17 March 2012.
What has been the Commission’s role in the political process leading to the 6th World Water Forum?
What is the EU’s approach with a view to further progress at the global, national, regional and local levels in promoting solutions for water, also in order to fight poverty and climate change? Will the Commission support a ‘multi-level governance’ approach to water issues, stressing the role of the regional and local dimensions?
Considering also the Commission’s upcoming ‘Blueprint to Safeguard Europe’s Water Resources’ and the report on the implementation of EU water legislation currently being discussed in Parliament, what are the main concrete actions proposed by the Commission to address the challenges that both Europe and the world, in particular developing countries, have to face in the 21st century, in order to safeguard water resources, guarantee water quality and availability worldwide, and improve the communication and implementation of water goals?
Deadline for reply: 3.2.2012