92nd ASTEE Congress

4th june 2013, Nantes

« Assisting sustainable and responsible cities »

Created in 1905, ASTEE (scientific and technical association for water and environment) is a scientific and technical association working on public services issues. It brings together 4000 members: experts, researchers, scientists and practitioners as well as representatives of public and private organisations working in different sectors related to the environment through 45 working groups and 13 regional chapters.

ASTEE is qualified to put forward recommendations on issues related to the management of urban services drinking water, sanitation, air quality, noise pollution and energy resources and bring them to the attention of public authorities.

ASTEE is the French representative of ISWA (International Solid Waste Association), IWA (International Water Association), EWA (European Water Association) and EUROCORR (European Committee on Corrosion).

The annual meeting of the water and environment professionals in France

Every year, jointly with a local authority, ASTEE organises a national congress which aims to bring the water and environment community together to discuss technological innovations and developments in the profession. The ASTEE 2013 congress has an international dimension and aims to offer an European level discussion on the topic of the sustainable and responsible city: it's goal is thus to offer a forum where the urban professions, urban planners and urban developers, can meet those of the world of water and waste, with a view to dialogue, consensus and greater cooperation.

500 to 800 participants are expected

Nantes, European Green Capital 2013

This year, 2013, Nantes hosts the 92nd ASTEE congress and is the European Green Capital, following on from Stockholm, Hamburg and Vitoria-Gasteiz. This prize, created by the European Commission, is awarded for a city's efforts and ability to reduce its environmental impact and improve the quality of life of its inhabitants. In addressing the twelve environmental criteria examined, Nantes stood out through its innovative and participative public policies. Its strong points included mobility, the Climate Plan, natural spaces and water policy.