Twenty cities, EUROCITIES and ICLEI met with the European Commission’s DG Environment on Tuesday 16 May in Brussels, to input on the Urban Water Agenda 2030 (UWA2030). This core group of cities, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Bonn, Bratislava, Copenhagen, Eindhoven, Genk, Leeds, Lisbon, Leeuwarden, Malmö, Mannheim, Murcia, Paris, Porto, Stockholm, Tallinn, Thessaloniki, Timisoara, Turin, Wroclaw, will be regularly consulted until October 2017, to drive the development of the strategic plan for the UWA2030 that EUROCITIES and ICLEI are developing for the European Commission. Cities clearly suggested that they want the initiative to include capacity building and multi-stakeholder dialogue. Preliminary proposals for this initiative will be presented during a high-level Mayors and Water Conference, to be held in Porto on 29 September during the Porto Water Innovation Week (http://www.portowaterinnovationweek.eu/mayors-water) and a public consultation will be held in June. The strategy is scheduled to be finalised by the end of the year.