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News | 22 November 2018

Building on European Urban Water Partnerships

NWP's Edyta Wisniewska moderates a session during the OEES 2018 conference
The third edition of the Open Eyes Economy Summit (OEES) took place on 20-21 November at the ICE Krakow Congress Centre.

About 100 companies and institutions, over 2,000 visitors from over 20 countries, and 170 speakers from around the world participated, including Dutch speakers such as Jacqueline Cramer (Utrecht University, former Minister of Construction, Spatial Planning and Environment in the Netherlands), Kees Slingerland (former Director of Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions), and Edyta Wisniewska (Coordinator Water & Cities, Netherlands Water Partnership). The aim is to promote a social economics approach and to create a platform for the exchange of ideas and experiences.

This third edition of the OEES was a follow-up to last June’s event in Zoetermeer on ‘Polish-Dutch Partnership Building, innovative water solutions’. The OEES Summit identified Water Cities as one of the main topics. At the event, NWP and Polish stakeholders built on the creation of European Urban Water Partnerships in the area of urban resilience.

For more information contact Edyta Wisniewska, e.wisniewska@nwp.nl or Mark Niesten, m.niesten@nwp.nl.