The LIFE- Trialkyl project team participated to the “Water Watch Summit: strumenti e visioni per la gestione della risorsa acqua su scala urbana”, event that took place on the 31st October 2018 in Milano, at the Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, at their innovative new site, the so called “Horizontal skyscraper”. The international summit, promoted and organized by MM SpA and Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, was the opportunity for a deep state of the art and trend watching exercise about the sustainable use of water in relation to its urban, industrial and agricultural impact as well as to the water governance state of the art and subsequent needs for focused stewardship actions.
The summit, organized in two main sessions, gave the opportunity to the participants to bring their experience in the water context from different perspectives. In addition, to gain an overview about the most recent water targeted acts at global level from a financial, technology and governance point of view.
Beside the morning session, characterized by the challenging presentations by the speakers among which, Ania Grobicki, Water Governance for food security and sustainable agriculture UN, and Caterina Sarfatti, Programme manager for inclusive Climate action program C40, the round table session took place, proposing three different thematic about a sustainable water management and the needed synergies among stakeholders to make a success out of them.
Italmatch chemicals S.p.A., leader of the project, was invited to discuss at the tables “Food system and water management” and “Water and circular economy”, where LIFE-TRIALKYL project was presented as a clear example of sustainable chemistry for sustainable water management in a concept of circular economy. Chiara Monti, encharged of the technical management of the LIFE-Trialkyl Project, and Maria Cristina Pasi, project Coordinator took actively part at the up mentioned discussion tables.
To close the Water Watch Summit, the writer Donovan Hohn, author of the best seller “Moby Duck: the true story of 28.800 bath toys lost at sea and of the beachcombers”, opened a conversation about the impact of plastics and its consequences on the oceans at 360° level, including emerging pollutants, the new eco sustainable technologies and relevance of the chemical industry on the water issue.