Arena Food & Water Network Session
Tuesday, 22nd of November from 10:00 – 11:30 CET | Join us here!
Join us for a rich data buffet with two experts from the European Environment Agency. Firstly, you will get an overview of European water data reported by countries both voluntarily and under EU Directives. This will include water quality and quantity, the Urban Waste Water and the Water Framework Directives. The second part of the session we will look at data reported on industry emissions to the EEA – with a focus on water. Learn about what is reported, where to find it and how to use it.
Our two experts are:
Caroline Whalley works at the European Environment Agency on chemicals in and emissions to water. In particular, she leads the work on urban waste water and chemicals under the Water Framework Directive. Projects have included the reports Beyond water quality: sewage treatment in a circular economy; Chemicals in European waters; and the indicator for pesticides in water.
Before joining EEA, she worked on water and marine policy at the Department for Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) in the UK. Earlier experience included marine research at the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS). She trained as an environmental scientist, majoring in environmental chemistry.
Juan Calero leads assessments and policy support activities on the interface between industry and environment and coordinate the monitoring and reporting of industrial emission data. This includes the European
Pollutant Releases and Transfers Register (E-PRTR) but also information on emissions and energy use from large combustion plants (LCP) and environmental permitting from large industrial installations. Recent work Juan has been leading is on assessing the external costs of industrial air pollution in Europe.
Previously, Juan worked in London as a principal consultant and project manager at Wood (my former colleagues are now part of WSP). There he worked seven years assessing environmental policy, especially related to industrial emissions, chemicals, and air quality. His experience as a consultant was with clients in the public sector such as the European Commission and the UK Government.