Urban Water Agenda


Public consultation on the Urban Water Agenda 2030 still open until 31 July 2017

The Urban Water Agenda 2030 (UWA2030) process aims to enable local governments to accelerate the implementation of local policies and practices for sustainable urban water management. It has been initiated by DG Environment of the European Commission with a view of contributing to the European Union’s ambitious water policy that is aiming to achieve a good status of all water bodies.

ICLEI and EUROCITIES, on behalf of the European Commission, are conducting this public consultation in order to gather input for the development of this initiative.

The consultation is based on a draft strategy for the Urban Water Agenda 2030 which has been developed together with a core group of cities that are closely involved in the development of the initiative. The draft strategy suggests that cities can voluntarily commit themselves to actions in five strategic directions: action at local level, action between cities, action at river basin level, action at EU level and action in a global context.

The consultation targets European cities of all sizes as well as stakeholders of the water sector (such as: water utilities and providers, water industry, research and academic community).

Extended until 31 July 2017, the consultation consists of 4 sections: personal information, framework of the initiative, strategic directions, and commitment process. Having read the UWA2030 draft strategy, the survey takes around 15 minutes to complete and is accessible here.

The feedback will be taken into account in the future design of the Urban Water Agenda, which is to be relevant to cities’ local circumstances, needs and interests. For more information on the survey and the UWA2030 process please contact us at water@iclei.org

Publication date: 19 June 2017