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[Webinar] European Workshop on Materials and products in contact with drinking water

Date: Tuesday 29th September 2020

Webinar: from 9.30am to 12pm


Registration for this online event includes conference attendance, access to replay and presentations.


  • Attendance fee (France Water Team member) - 1 session : 60,00 € HT (72 € including VAT)
  • Attendance fee (France Water Team member) - 2 sessions : 90,00 € (108 € including VAT)
  • Attendance fee (others) - 1 session : 120,00 € (144 € including VAT)
  • Attendance fee (others) - 2 sessions : 180,00 € (216 € including VAT)
  • Attendance fee partners - 1 session : 90,00 € (108 € including VAT)
  • Attendance fee partners - 2 sessions : 140,00 € (168 € including VAT)


  • Sponsorship (France Water Team SME member): 450,00 € HT (540 € including VAT )
  • Sponsorship (others): 750,00 € HT (900 € including VAT )

Sponsorship package:

  • 2 tickets for the event
  • An exhibition space during coffee breaks and lunch 
  • Your logo in :
    • All the documents related to the event (invitation, programme, list of participants)
    • The web site of the event
    • All communication supports during the event
  • Special mention of the company at the introduction of the event


1* :  France Water Team = HYDREOS, DREAM et AQUA-VALLEY 

2* :  Partners: members of Elastopôle, SYNAD, ASTEE, Pôle Européen de la Céramique, SNCP, FNCCR, Cluster Eau-Milieux-Sols, European Drinking Water, Figawa and UIE

At European level, Article 10 of the Drinking Water Directive (DWD) requires the health safety of materials and objects in contact with water. However, the non-harmonization of regulations at the level of all European Union countries has been a major concern for several decades.

First of all, it does not make it possible to guarantee the same level of requirements for the health protection of all European consumers. In addition, for suppliers of products and construction materials dedicated to drinking water, the non-harmonization generates multiple costs in order to comply with each country’s requirements, acting as a brake on innovation and free trade in goods.

Since 2011, four Member States - France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, known as the "4MS" for "Member States"and then "4MS-Initiative" (4MSI) following the arrival of Denmark in 2019 - have been working on the harmonization of testing and its requirements. Their work has been taken into account in the recast of the Drinking Water Directive; the final version of which is expected to be published towards the end of 2020.

HYDREOS, on behalf of France Water Team, is organizing a workshop which will present the implications of the Drinking Water Directive revision, at European level, for materials and products in contact with water. The event will be the opportunity to exchange on future regulatory developments with the various stakeholders, including representatives of the 4 MS. The water industry will present the challenges in terms of competitiveness and innovation as well as their expectations regarding regulations. The event will end with a session focusing on the situation in France.

Expected audience:

  • European industrialists of the water sector,
  • professional associations or unions,
  • engineering firms,
  • public actors in charge of regulation,
  • accredited laboratories, national reference laboratories and technical centers,
  • local authorities,
  • academic actors.

Objective of the event:

To inform and foster dialogue between the different stakeholders on the following topics:

  • Current regulatory situation in each member state for all groups of materials and objects.
  • Implications of the recast of the DWD, at the European level, for materials and products in contact with drinking water.
  • Work of the 4MSI and consideration in the future DWD and in the harmonization of the regulation.
  • Action plan of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) for the compilation and management of an EU positive list of chemicals that can be safely used in materials that come into contact with drinking water.
  • Competitiveness and innovation challenges for industry in relation to regulation.
  • Current situation of French regulation and implications of the new DWD in France.

Simultaneous English - French translation

 Version en Francais


Draft Directive

Contact :
Marjorie ETIQUE
Tel. +33 (0)7 56 05 21 92

Découvrez le programme

Tuesday 29th September from 9.30am to 12pm

09.30 Challenges for industry and local authorities

09:30 to 09:40: Stakeholders' point of view (issues, challenges, needs)
Sophie Altmeyer, HYDREOS

09:40 to 09:50: Feedback from a French industry
Pascal Alexandre & Alzbeta Hutlova, Saint Gobain PAM

9:50 to 10:00: Feedback from a local authority

10:00 to 10:10: Question time

10.10 Focus on the situation in France

10:10 to 10:15: New Drinking Water Directive
Nathalie Franques, Health Ministry (DGS)

10:15 to 10:20: French stakeholders for Materials and Prodcuts in contact with drinking water (MPDW)
Anne Novelli, Water Risk Assessment Unit ANSES

10:20 to 10:40: Focus on the current situation in France and on the expected implications of the new DWD by group of materials
Jean Baron, French member of the 4MSI

10:40 to 10:50: Question time

10.50 Role of French actors

10:50 to 11:00: Role of ANSES
Anne Novelli, Water Risk Assessment Unit ANSES

11:00 to 11:15: Role of notified laboratories
Emily Bailly, EUROFINS, & Christelle Autugelle, CARSO

11:15 to 11:25: Role of AFNOR
Antoine Gaussorgues, CEN/TC 164 water supply, AFNOR

11:25 to 11:35: Role of CSTB
Philippe Pied, Head of Hydraulics and sanitary equipments, CSTB

11:35 to 11:50: Question time

11:50 to 12:00 Conclusion

Members of the steering committee of the event:

  • Antoine Gaussorgues, Project Manager in Standardization, Secretary of the CEN/TC 164 Water supply, AFNOR Normalisation ​
  • Anne Novelli, Deputy Head of Unit (Water Risk Assessment Unit), ANSES ​
  • Jean Christophe Behrens, Infrastructure Product Manager, CABINET MERLIN​
  • Olivier Correc, Research and Expertise Engineer, CSTB ​
  • Jean Baron, Member of the 4MSI for France
  • Emilie Bailly, Technical Manager – Drinking water system product compliance testing, Eurofins Expertises Environnementales ​
  • Alzbeta Hutlova, Sanitary Compliance Officer, Saint-Gobain PAM ​
  • Pascal Alexandre, Products development and technical support Director, Saint-Gobain PAM
  • Benjamin Rabaud, SUEZ ​
  • Catherine Giorni, SUEZ ​
  • Florent Boulier, Head of Technical and Regulatory Affairs, UIE ​
  • Jean-Claude Block, Honorary Professor, Université de Lorraine

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