The Conference will provide an opportunity to review the current situation of water pricing and water allocation policies in agriculture across the EU. Based on practical experience in a number of Member States, the impacts of implementation of potential good practices are discussed.
Intermediate results will be presented of a study commissioned by the Water Protection Unit of DG Environment on “The role of water pricing and water allocation in agriculture in delivering sustainable water use in Europe”. The study aims to provide recommendations for Member States and river basin management authorities in relation to water pricing and allocation policies. The study is conducted by a team consisting of ARCADIS, Intersus, Fresh-Thoughts Consulting, Ecologic and Typsa.
The Conference will involve parallel sessions as well as side events including roundtables and discussions on specific topics. On September 15th, a field trip will be organised.