European water expert speaks to Lords as part of EU Freshwater Inquiry

06 February 2012

Frédéric de Hemptinne, principal consultant with the Sustainable Synergies Group (SSG), will give evidence to the Lords Agriculture, Environment and Fisheries EU Sub-Committee on Wednesday 8 February in the eighth session of their inquiry into EU freshwater policy.  


At 11am, Wednesday 1 February, Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster:

  • Frédéric de Hemptinne, Principal Consultant, Sustainable Synergies Group (SSG)

Mr de Hemptinne will be speaking to the Committee in his capacity as an expert in the area of EU policy.  Prior to setting up SSG, Mr de Hemptinne was head of external relations at the European Water Association (EWA), an independent organisation dealing with the management and improvement of the water environment.

The Committee will quiz Mr de Hemptinne on issues such as:

  • his knowledge and experience of the implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) across the EU;
  • whether he considers the WFD’s requirements are flexible enough for conditions in the UK and other Member States; and
  • his opinions on current CAP measures for water protection and whether he thinks the CAP reform proposals of October 2011 contain adequate environmental safeguards.

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