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1 AER Summer School 2009 Youth Summer School 2009 Water, engagement for our futureValencia, August 2008AER Breakfast Briefing Brussels, 8th July 2009
2 200 participants from the AER member regions. Politicians and officials of the Public Administrations.Young people from AER member regionsWorkshops, study visits and social events.Topic of 2009 summer school: WaterMore information in and
4 4,8 Millions of inhabitants, 10.5 % of the total Spanish population Immigrants: (14.9%) EU: Non EU: Increase of during 2006Valencia: third largest city in SpainIn our Region, Spanish and Valencian are the co-official languages.In Spain: 1 official language, Spanish, plus 4 co-official languages: Basque, Catalan, Galician and Valencian.Valencian Region: located on the Mediterranean coast of Spain part of the so-called Mediterranean Arch, one of the fastest economic growth rates in the EU4
5 a macroeconomic outlook (1) Growth in Regonal Gross Domestic Product ( )18,90%38,30%39,70%UE-25SpainValencianCommunityGrowth of employed population ( )5,70%17,30%21,36%UE-25SpainValencianCommunityIncrease in migratory balance ( )167%759%1416%UE-25SpainValencianCommunity
6 MACROECONOMIC OUTLOOK servicesconstructionindustryfarmingUE-25economis sectors disributionSimilar distributiónConstruction doubles the % of the EU-25Decrease of the traditional industrial sectorsSpainfarming land Valencian CommunityValencia Comunity
7 Natural protected areas 30,7%24,3%11,6%UE-25SpainValencian CommunityThe protected surface area in the Valencian Community is threefold that of the EU-25
8 WATER REUSE IN THE VALENCIAN REGION Barrage of TousWATER REUSE IN THE VALENCIAN REGIONm3 of sewage waters were treated in the Region of Valencia in 2005.m3 of sewage waters treated in 2005 were recycled.An average of 71’3% of consumed water was recycled Agriculture, gardening, city cleaning...Increase of 76% in treated water in 10 years1995 206 sewage farms, 285 Hm3 treated.2005 409 plants, more than 500 Hm3.Goals: treat 80% of the water consumed and recycle 70% of the treated water.
9 FIRST MAJOR MEDITERRANEAN INPUT IN EU WATER POLICY President Camps Ortiz, reporter of the CoR opinion on draught and water scarcity in the EUOpinion CDR 313/2007 adopted by majority the 10th April 2008Role of the Local and Regional Authorities.List of key issues e.g. climate change.Subsidiarity, cooperation and solidarity.Wide consultation process.More than 60 contributions in plenary, 80% accepted and negotiated by the reporter.FIRST MAJOR MEDITERRANEAN INPUT IN EU WATER POLICY
10 AER Working Group on water Led by the Valencian Region, more than 40 regions have expressed their interestSupport to implement the commitments reached by the local and regional governments in the World Water Forum in Istanbul, 20th March 2009Ideas: drafting of a Local and Regional charter on water and preparation of a AER award for water managementOnline platform of resources and best practices.More information: and
11 Intermed group on water Intermed Commission Conference of Peripheral Maritime RegionsIntermed group on waterLed by the Valencian Region.54 regions members of the Commission, representing Med European countries, Morocco, Tunisia and LebanonGoal: Mediterranean input. Promotion of Mediterranean positions on EU policies related to water.Structure of co-operation for joint projects related to water management.Adoption of the Mediterranean vision on water for the 5th World Water Forum of Istanbul 2009More information: and
12 WATEREGIO: A platform for water projects Wateregio is a network of exchange of ideas, experiences and best practices in the field of water management and optimization of water resources.Wateregio is currently open to new participants.Wateregio is a non-formal structureGoals:To foster the participation of the partners in different programs dealing with water, making ideas become a reality.To improve the performance of the partners in good water management.Develop a common methodologyContact: Mr Alfonso Alcolea or visit: and
13 REGION OF EASTERN MACEDONIA AND THRACE REGION OF CENTRAL MACEDONIA Partners engaged with waterRegión de MurciaWith the support of:HELLENIC REPUBLICREGION OF EASTERN MACEDONIA AND THRACEHELLENIC REPUBLICREGION OF CENTRAL MACEDONIAREGIONE CALABRIA
14 a. Who are we?• The organising committeeORGANISING COMMITTEE
15 a. Who are we?• The organising committeeORGANISING COMMITTEE
19 OVERVIEW ON SEQUENCE OF EVENTS b. Programme• Overview on sequence of eventsOVERVIEW ON SEQUENCE OF EVENTS
20 MONDAY 24 TUESDAY 25 WEDNESDAY 26 ARRIVAL. During all dayOFFICIAL OPENINGKEYNOTE SPEAKERINTRODUCTORY SESSIONPOOLSModernization of irrigation systems.Management of natural resources in wetlands.Awareness for a culture of water saving in Europe.HORIZONTAL POOLSummer School.Youth Summer School.LunchWater cycle management.Climate change and its impact on water.The Water Framework Directive.AER Summer School Welcome DinnerSTUDY VISITSCentre for Environmental Studies of the Mediterranean.Integrated Water Cycle control of the city of ValenciaTEAM BULDING ACTIVITY
21 THURSDAY 27 FRIDAY 28 SATURDAY 29 KEYNOTE SPEAKERTOURISTIC VISITSVisit to the port of America’s cup, in Valencia.Visit to the ‘el Plantío’ sustainable golf course, in Alicante.Visit to Foundation ‘Inter Nos Poligrafico’ of the Valencian Region, in Cheste (Valencia).POOLSEnergy and water, water and energy.Flood prevention and drought management.Decision-making in water policy.The technological challenge.Water resources in scenarios of climate change.Water in History, culture and art.LunchSTUDY VISITSModernization of irrigations systems.Water recycling and wetlands.Climate change and the sea.Youth Summer SchoolHORIZONTAL POOLHANDING OF CERTIFICATECLOSING GALA DINNER
23 ACADEMIC ca. 45 speakers expected b. Programme• • AcademicPool 1 – Water ManagementPool 2 – Water and climate changePool 3 – Governance & communicationACADEMICHorizontal pools – Cooperation, projects, political proposals to the AERca. 45 speakers expected
24 ACADEMIC Pool 1. Water management b. Programme • • Academic Water cycle infrastructure and services.How to supply the human needs in water, the industrial consumption, and the environment.Water and energy.The technological challengeACADEMIC
25 ACADEMIC Pool 2. Water and climate change b. Programme • • Academic The environment and the global water crisis.How climate change will affect the environment and the water bodies and the biodiversity.Changes in the patterns of rainfall, draughts and floods.Impact of climate change on water resources.ACADEMIC
26 ACADEMIC Pool 3. Water governance and communication b. Programme How to communicate and raise awareness in the populationHow to promote the public participationHow to draft policies and legislation in the field of water.The Water Framework DirectiveACADEMIC
27 ACADEMIC Horizontal pool b. Programme • • Academic Global issues, cooperation and developmentNew lines of action and attract funding for water projects,Draft instruments of the AER to promote water performance in the regions, such as a political charter and a water awardACADEMIC
28 ACADEMIC The agenda is open to new or to complementary speakers. b. Programme• • AcademicThe agenda is open to new or to complementary speakers.The topic of every new speaker should fit thematically in the corresponding pools.ACADEMIC
29 DETAILS OF STUDY VISITS b. Programme• • • Details of study visitsDETAILS OF STUDY VISITS
30 CEAM. Centre for Environmental Studies of the Mediterranean b. Programme• • • Details of study visitsWednesday 26CEAM. Centre for Environmental Studies of the MediterraneanGoalsDiscover one of the most advanced research centres on climate in Europe.Discuss about how research can be integrated in decision-making at regional, national and European level.STUDY VISITS
31 ‘WATER BUS’ parked in the venue of the Summer School b. Programme• • • Details of study visitsWednesday 26‘WATER BUS’ parked in the venue of the Summer SchoolThe Water bus is an initiative funded by the social fund of the savings bank CAM.Goal:Discover one of the initiatives oriented to raise awareness in the children and general public about water saving and water efficiency at home.STUDY VISITS
32 Water management: Modernization of irrigations systems. b. Programme• • • Details of study visitsThursday 27Water management: Modernization of irrigations systems.Visit to the Azud of St. Quiteria, Mijares river and modernized irrigated installation.GoalsKnow on-site how the irrigators of Castellón have reduced their water consumption by 40%.See modernization of irrigation systems.STUDY VISITS
33 Interaction between city and nature. Water recycling and wetlands b. Programme• • • Details of study visitsThursday 27Interaction between city and nature. Water recycling and wetlandsGoalsUnderstand how a treatment plant works. Visit to one of the biggest water treatment plants in Europe and to the main wetland of the Spanish Mediterranean.Examine the combination of use of tertiary treated water to restore and preserve the wetland.STUDY VISITS
34 Climate change and the sea b. Programme• • • Details of study visitsThursday 27Climate change and the seaVisit to the OceanogràficGoalsRaise awareness about biodiversity in the sea, interaction between continental and sea water and impact of climate change.STUDY VISITS
35 b. Programme• • • Details of study visitsYOUTH SUMMER SCHOOL
36 Youth Summer School field activity. ‘Tourism and water behaviour’ b. Programme• • • Details of study visitsThursday 27Youth Summer School field activity. ‘Tourism and water behaviour’YOUTH SUMMER SCHOOLGoalsResearch how water-friendly is the behaviour of tourists and how deep is their awareness about the water situation locally.
37 b. Programme• • • • Details of social activitiesSOCIAL ACTIVITIES
38 SOCIAL ACTIVITIES WELCOME DINNER b. Programme • • • • Details of social activitiesMonday 24WELCOME DINNERSOCIAL ACTIVITIESThe welcome dinner will be a space to put in touch all the participants in an informal atmosphere.
39 TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITY Water and the Millenium Development Goals b. Programme• • • Details of study visitsTuesday 25TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITYWater and the Millenium Development GoalsSOCIAL ACTIVITIESGoals:Allow the participants to know each other.Raise awareness about the water as a global human need put in relation with the rest of the UN Millennium Development Goals.Develop the empathy and the ability to understand the different personal situations and realities, but also the potential of every single person to improve the situation of mankind.
40 SOCIAL ACTIVITIES CLOSING DINNER b. Programme • • • • Details of social activitiesThursday 27CLOSING DINNERSOCIAL ACTIVITIESIn the terrace of Hotel Astoria, a privileged location in the heart of the city, a dinner will close the event.
41 SOCIAL ACTIVITIES VISIT TO ‘EL PLANTÍO’ b. Programme • • • • Details of social activitiesSaturday 29VISIT TO ‘EL PLANTÍO’‘El Plantio’ – Green Valley Golf Resort is the first golf course in Europe as official partner of the European Sustainable Development Campaign by the European Commission. Its efforts for sustainability have been awarded by the AER.SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
42 VISIT TO THE PORT OF THE AMERICA’S CUP b. Programme• • • • Details of social activitiesSaturday 29VISIT TO THE PORT OF THE AMERICA’S CUPSOCIAL ACTIVITIESThe whole architectonic ensemble, the surroundings, the renovated Royal Shipyards –antique harbor stores– and the large offer of restaurants and cafés have turned the harbor into one of the most touristic places all over the coast.
43 SOCIAL ACTIVITIES b. Programme • • • • Details of social activities Saturday 29‘AQUA IN AETERNUM’ PRINTMAKING CONTESTINTER NOS POLYGRAPHIC IN CHESTE, VALENCIASOCIAL ACTIVITIESGoals:Introduce the Poligráfico as a European reference centre in printmaking.Promoting a more united Europe by strengthening the bonds in the cultural and artistic area.Present the International printmaking contest ‘Aqua in aeternum’
45 SPONSORSHIP c. Sponsorship The Summer School will offer the opportunity of sponsor the main activities of networking in the different breaks and social activities.NUMBER OF ACTIVITIESSPONSORSHIPNUMBER OF SPONSORS1Welcome dinner.Maximum 1 sponsor.4Coffee-break.Maximum 1 sponsor by coffee-break.Lunch.Maximum 1 sponsor by lunch.Closing dinner.Maximum 3 sponsors in the closing dinner.8Study visits.Maximum 1 sponsor by visit.SPONSORSHIP
46 SPONSORSHIP c. Sponsorship Sponsors have the options of presence with an Info stand, roller-banners and news coverage in different levels.There is the possibility to project an audiovisual in the bus during the trip.SPONSORSHIP
47 RPOJECTS d. Project initiatives. Project data sheet The Summer School as a laboratory of projects
48 REGISTER NOW! Deadline: 20th July See you in Valencia! www.aer.eu Deadline: 20th JulySee you in Valencia!