The new collaboration agreement between SusChem and the European Technology Platform for Water (WssTP) was formally signed during the closing session of the Water Innovation EU conference held in Brussels on 15 and 16 May.
The agreement was signed in the presence of European Environment Commissioner Janez Potocnik (middle above). Gernot Klotz Executive (left) Director of Research and Innovation at Cefic signed on behalf of SusChem and Thomas Michel (right) the recently elected President of WssTP signed for the Water platform.
Earlier Commissioner Potocnik had spoken about the priority of water issues in DG Environment policy communications. He saw the recently announced European Innovation Partnership on Water as a great opportunity. Facilitating implementation of the EIP is one of the primary objectives of the collaboration agreement.
Water will be the main focus of next week's Green Week event, the annual showcase for the environemnt organised by the European Commission DG Environment. Both SusChem and WssTP will be taking an active role in Green Week 2012 in particular the FP7 project ChemWater is holding a satelitte event on 24 May.