EEB Open Seminar on Water and Chemicals
Hotel Vendôme, Bld. Adolphe Max 98, Brussels,

2nd and 3rd December 1999

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For questions on the logistics, please contact Christine Lebrun at the EEB, tel: 0032 2 2891090.
For questions on the content, please contact Martijn W. F. Peijs

Thursday 2nd
Time Subject Speaker
Seminar on the Improvement of the Water Framework Directive
9:00 Opening and Purpose of the Seminar Christian Hey

EEB, EU Policy Director

9:15 The Water Framework Directive and the Position of the EEB Martijn Peijs

Co-ordinator EEB Water Campaign

9:45 Groundwater and article 21; Under Exposed Issues in the Common Position Klaus Lanz

Greenpeace Water Expert

10:15 The second reading from the point of view of the EPís Environmental Committee Alexander de Roo

Vice Chairman EP´s Environmental Committee

10:45 Coffee
11:15 Reporting back from the meeting with Carolyn Jackson. (report from the meeting at 9:00 this morning with the chair of the Environmental Committee)  Peter Pollard

Water Environment Expert Scottish Wildlife Trust

11.45 The Commission as a Broker between Parliament and Council Helmut Bloech

Commissions Head of the sector Water Protection, DGXI.D1

12.15 Impressions from the Floor Impressions of 2 Rapporteurs 
12:30 Lunch  
14.00 The Water Framework Directive under the Finnish Presidency Outi Berghall

Counsellor on Environment of the Finnish Permanent Representation

14.30 Water Pricing, A Controversial Issue Not confirmed yet
15:00 Looking Back at two-andĖa-half Years of Water in the Environmental Committee. Doeke Eisma

Former Member of EP and itís Environmental Committee

15:30 Coffee
16:00 The Political Background and the Problems during the Implementation of the Water Framework Directive.  Mark Pallemaerts

Professor at the University of Brussels

17:30  Impressions from the Floor and Closing Impressions by 3 Rapporteurs 

Friday 3rd
Joint Session on the Water Framework Directive and the EU Chemicals Policy
9:00 Opening and purpose of this morning session Martijn Peijs

Co-ordinator EEB Water Campaign

9:30 EU Chemicals Policy and the Position of the EEB Elena Lymberidi

EEB, EU Policy Assistant, Ecological Product Policy

10.00 Hazardous Substances and Water; the Case of Pesticides Catherine Wattiez

Pesticides expert, Pesticides Action Network Belgium

10:30 Coffee
11.00 A Short Update on the Water Framework Directive Martijn Peijs 

Co-ordinator EEB Water Campaign

11:15 Hazardous Substances in the Water Framework Directive; art 21 and OSPAR Ute Meyer

Policy Officer Seas-at-Risk

11:45 The Link Between the EU Chemicals Policy and the EU Water Policy Susan Leubuscher

Juridical Advisor Seas-at-Risk

12:15 Conclusions  Christian Hey, EEB, EU Policy Director
12:30 Joint lunch
Closed, Separate NGO Sessions on Water and Chemicals

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Closed, Separate NGO Sessions on Water and Chemicals