Beginning Thursday, 05 December 2019 12:30
End Thursday, 05 December 2019 14:00
Location Boulevard Bischoffsheim 11, 1000, Brussels, Belgium
Event fees British Chamber members: €0.00 (incl. VAT)
Access Full and Patron members only

We are pleased to welcome Alfonso Alcolea Martinez, Policy Officer at DG ENV, who will discuss the future of EU water policy. This presentation will cover a wide range of topics, including the need to effectively deal with water pollution as well as improve water managment across the EU in order to move toward a water-smart society.

This presentation will also offer a review on the regulatory framework put in place to tackle these issues, as well as shed light on what the future holds for EU water policy.


Policy Officer in the Unit Clean Water, DG ENV | European Commission

Alfonso Alcolea joined recently the European Commission as policy officer in the Unit “Clean Water” of the Directorate-General for the Environment. This team is in charge of the Water Framework Directive and the Floods Directive, among other pieces of legislation. Between 2009 and 2019, Mr Alcolea served as EU official in the Secretariat of the European Committee of the Regions, holding several responsibilities in close contact with Local and Regional Authorities of the EU and of third countries: The promotion and support to cross-border cooperation and the EGTCs (European Groupings of Territorial Cooperation), the decentralized cooperation to development, and the Secretariat of the Commission for Environment, Climate Change and Energy. Previously, from 2005 to 2009 he had been policy officer in charge of water and agriculture at the Regional Office of Valencia in Brussels, and in 2003-2004 he was parliamentary assistant at the EP. In 2002 he was policy officer of the Association of Environmental Companies of the Region of Murcia, AEMA-RM. Mr Alcolea is a Spanish Lawyer and political scientist with specializations in diplomacy, IR and environment. He studied in the University of Murcia, the University of Barcelona and the College of Europe in Bruges.

This event is held under the Chatham House Rule.
It aims to provide anonymity to speakers and to encourage openness and the sharing of information. It is now used throughout the world as an aid to free discussion. When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.
This event is exclusively open for members.


Sponsor this event

Contact Details:

Payment Instructions:

Wire transfer details
British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium
ING Bank: 310-1391540-64
IBAN: BE29 3101 3915 4064

Not a member yet?

The British Chamber is a membership-driven organisation but is pleased to welcome non-members to sample up to two British Chamber events. Thereafter, we reserve the right to request membership for further attendance of events.

If you’d like to attend this event, please contact us and we’ll be happy to arrange a booking.