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EUROPEAN REGIONAL WORKING GROUP (ERWG)

Europe is the world's second-smallest continent by surface area, covering about 10,180,000 square kilometers or 2% of the Earth's surface and about 6.8% of its land area. Of Europe's approximately 50 countries/states, Russia is by far the largest by both area and population, while the Vatican City is the smallest. Of these, 22 countries/States came together in 1995 to establish the ICID's European Regional Working Group (ERWG) with the motto "Comprehensive land and water management in European River basins for the sustainable development of the rural landscape". With 23.2  million hectares of irrigated land and  9 % of the world’s population, the ERWG today provides knowledge transfer and exchange of experiences in matters of trans-boundary waters and land management in European countries; co-operation of experts and organizations engaged in nationaland international objectives and development and promotion of border crossing projects and conferences.

The WG has many Sub-committees working on topics of regional/ local significance. The WG has brought out several valuable publications like:

The WG has organized 25 Regional Conferences so far on topics of current importance.


In addition to the below membership, National Committees of Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and Slovenia nominated their representatives.


 

Mandate: The mission of ERWG is to promote awareness about critical ICID relevant water issues at all levels in Europe and to pay special attention to the environmentally sustainable water management in Europe.
Established : 1995
Membership
Sl. No. Name Email Country Position
1 Mr. Ian William Makin ianwmakin@gmail.com United Kingdom Chair
2 Prof. Peter Kovalenko pitkovalenko@gmail.com Ukraine Vice Chair
3 Mr. Olli Matti Verta olli-matti.verta@mmm.fi Finland Secretary
4 Prof.dr.sc. Davor Romic dromic@agr.hr Croatia Member
5 Dr. John Martine john.martin@opw.ie Ireland Member
6 Dr. Sami Bouarfa sami.bouarfa@inrae.fr France Member
7 Mr. Pedro Eduardo da Cunha Serra aderito@inag.pt Portugal Member
8 Mr. Hannes Puu hannes.puu@agri.ee Estonia Member
9 Prof. Ing. Ion Nicolaescu centrala@anif.ro Romania Member
10 Dr. Laszlo G. Hayde l.hayde@unesco-ihe.org Hungary Member
11 Dr. (Mrs.) Irena G. Bondarik ruscid@mail.ru Russia Member
12 Dr. Marco Arcieri m.arcieri@icid.org Italy Member
13 Dr. Irina G. Pankova rusiptrid@mail.ru Russia Observer
14 Dr. (Mrs.) Sabina Seidel sabine.seidel@tu-dresden.de Germany Observer
15 Prof. Dr. Klaus Dieter Vorlop gecid@ti.bund.de Germany Observer
16 Mr. Peter Alexey Yurievich plodorodie@inbox.ru Russia Observer

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