Water is a critical natural resource for people, for food and for energy. Sustainable water management is a key to safeguard sufficient and clean water for different uses. Ongoing collaboration on water management is of great significance to both China and Europe to prevent future global water crises.
As stated by the Joint statement, with the support of the EU Water Initiative (EUWI) and based on reciprocity and mutual benefit, CEWP was established to achieve the objectives of realising good governance in managing water resources and enhancing mutual understanding on approaches in integrated water resources policy development and implementation.
As a main vehicle for this Policy Dialogue between European Member States and the Ministry of Water Resources, this Platform organizes, on an annual basis, a High-Level Dialogue Conference, with the participation of the Ministers or their representatives to exchange views on the main priorities of water resources policies in China and in Europe.
On the 12th Joint Steering Committee, that occurred in May 2020, by virtual means, CEWP endorsed a Policy Dialogue Process, with the aim of profiting from the several projects outputs and Policy Reports, to design a process conducting to scaling up the conclusions agreed at this partnership level, to Policy Guidance’s and Recommendations endorsed by the Joint Steering Committee.
The picture below depicts the three levels working on policy recommendations. It also illustrates the process of abstraction and integration of policy recommendations: