Spring Session 2022 on Water Supply

Eurosai WGEA Spring Session 2022 on Water supply

The Eurosai WGEA Spring Session 2022 was held online on 10-11 May 2022.
The topic of the meeting was Water supply and its quality in the aspect of the climate change.


Spring Session on Water Supply




First Day


Prof. Alan Deidun[1]

University of Malta

The importance of the desalination process in an arid country: The Maltese Islands case study


Prof. Maciej Zalewski[2]

European Regional
Centre for Ecohydrology/UNESCO

Challenges, innovative methods, and systemic solutions for reduction of pollution in river systems and seas in the context of newest strategic documents of UN: UNESCO Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme, European Commission Fitness-Check for Water Framework Directive and Water4All partnership


Dagmar Kaljarikova[3]

European Commission DG Environment

Sustainable and climate resilient water resources management


Nihat Zal

European Environment Agency

Water resources across Europe


Els Brems

European Court of

Sustainable water uses in agriculture: CAP funds more likely to promote greater rather than more efficient water use


Johan van Wilsem

SAI of Netherlands

Combating environmental crime is fumbling in the dark


Carolin Heiss-Ziegler PhD

SAI of Austria

Climate Change Adaptation in the City of Linz – Water Aspects


Sylva Müllerová

Czech Republic Supreme Audit Office

Audits of Water Management

Second Day


Richard Davis


Managing flood risk: Value for money study by the NAO


Aysegul Boran

SAI of Turkey

Turkish Court of Accounts’ Performance Audit on Flood Risk Management


Arvydas Laurinkevičius

SAI of Lithuania

Results of a performed audit ‘”Water supply and waste-water management


Helena Abreu Lopes

SAI of Portugal

Audit performed on the implementation of the national plan against desertification


Guri Andrea Sirevåg Lowrie

SAI of Norway

Investigation of government authorities’ effort to adapt infrastructure and built-up areas to a changing climate


Dimitrios Papadakis

European Association of Remote Sensing Companies

Showcasing examples of use of Sentinel data for Environmental Compliance Assurance


Vivi Niemenmaa



[1] Prof. Alan Deidun is a full Professor at the Department of Geosciences of the University of Malta, Malta’s Ocean Ambassador and a member of the United Nations’ Regular Process and Director of the International Ocean Institute Malta Training Centre. His main areas of expertise are: coastal and marine ecology, biological oceanography, ecology and genetics of invasive alien species, marine conservation, Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), marine spatial planning, dynamics of jellyfish outbreaks and policy-research interfaces.

[2] Prof. Maciej Zalewski is the Director of the International Institute of Polish Academy of Sciences – European Regional Centre for Ecohydrology under the auspices of UNESCO, the Director of the Department of Applied Ecology University of Lodz and the Director of the Center for Ecohydrological Studies University of Lodz. His main area of expertise is ecohydrology, in particular: using of ecosystem processes in river and lake basins for reduction of various forms of human impact and enhancement of water ecosystems services, biodiversity and resilience; restoration of water and ecosystem resources in urbanized spaces for economic development, human health and quality of life improvement.

[3] Ms Dagmar Behrendt Kaljarikova is a policy officer at the European Commissions’ Directorate General Environment. Her previous experience includes working as attaché/project manager at the EU Delegation to the Republic of Moldova with the responsibility for EU funded projects/programmes in the field of environment, energy, transport and regional development, policy dialogue in these sectors and cooperation with other development partners, as well as the policy officer for Turkey, Montenegro, REC and NGOs at DG Environment. She is a graduate of Technical University of Zvolen, an Engineer of Environmental Technologies.