On July 25, 2019, in the office of the Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Transfer of the University of Valencia took place the constitution of the Joint Commission of the newly created Chair of Transformation of the Economic Model: Circular Economy in the Water Sector. The event was attended, by the UV, Mª Dolores Real García, Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Transfer and Francesc Hernández Sancho, Professor of Applied Economics and director of the Chair itself. On behalf of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Model, Juan Salvador Pérez Ballester, general director and María Jesús Carrillo Martínez, head of the Analysis and Dissemination Unit.

The agenda for the meeting was as follows:

  • Constitution of the Mixed Commission
  • Approval, if applicable from the minutes of the previous Commission
  • Report of the director of the Chair
  • Presentation of objectives and activities to develop
  • Approval of the memory of activities and economic
  • Approval of the proposed activities for the year 2019/2020
  • Requests and questions

The Chair of Transformation of the Economic Model: Circular Economy in the Water Sector aims to study, proposals, promote knowledge and disseminate issues related to the circular perspective of the Economy and water resources, within the framework of the transformation of the current economic model of the Valencian Community towards another based on innovation, knowledge, and sustainability from an environmental, productive and social point of view.

The Mixed Commission is the highest management body of the chair, responsible for the approval of the lines of action and budgets, as well as the monitoring of the implementation of the activities of the chair.