Urban Water Agenda


Seventeen cities sign the Porto Declaration on the Urban Water Agenda 2030

During and prior to the Mayors Water Conference 2017 in Porto which took place on 29th September, seventeen cities (Amsterdam, Bonn, Copenhagen, Eindhoven, Genk, Leeuwarden, Lisbon, Mannheim, Murcia, Oslo, Panevezys, Paris, Porto, Stockholm, Thessaloniki, Timisoara and Wroclaw) signed the Porto Declaration on the Urban Water Agenda 2030 (UWA2030), thereby committing to support the cooperation process between European cities and the European Commission towards the development of an urban water agenda that promotes sustainable water management in cities. The Declaration is still open for signature by elected representatives from local governments and can be found here.
During the conference, the Mayor of Leeuwarden, Crone Ferd, called on the European Commission to support more city-to-city cooperation on water, whereas the Mayor of Wrocław, Rafał Dutkiewicz, stressed the importance of strengthening the exchange of good practices between European cities. From his side, Humberto Delgado Rosa, Director for Natural Capital at DG Environment of the European Commission, declared the readiness of the European Commission to join forces with cities through the UWA2030.
In order to further develop the UWA2030, a public consultation on the draft strategy, that will shape the course of the UWA2030, has been launched. The consultation is open until 9th October 2017 and aims to gather direct input from water stakeholders so as to reflect their needs in terms of sustainable water management. Especially city officials should therefore not miss this opportunity to voice their expectations and take part in the consultation here.

For more information contact: water[at]iclei.org.

Publication date: 5 October 2017