How can we realise the true value of water for our environment, economy and society?
Is it possible to reduce the impact of Europe’s society on our natural water resources?
Ιn what way can we boost the European water market?
How can we secure long-term resilience, stability, sustainability, and security of the society with regard to water?
These and many more questions are answered in the WssTP Strategic Innovation and Research Agenda (WssTP SIRA) which is now available online and in print! After the release of the new WssTP Water Vision 2030 ‘The Value of Water: Towards a Future proof model for a European water-smart society’ in 2016, WssTP is now excited to publish its new SIRA, demonstrating an innovative route to implement the WssTP Water Vision.
The WssTP Water Vision 2030 has been built on 4 Key Components (KC) of innovations, all contributing to increasing and better valorising the Value of Water, and jointly defining the WssTP future proof model for a water-smart and resilient society. These four components are:
- The Value of Water
- New Digital and Water Technologies
- A Hybrid Grey and Green Infrastructure
- An enabling inclusive multi-stakeholder Governance
To realise the WssTP Water Vision, the WssTP SIRA aims to combine real-life experimental environments (Living Labs) with dedicated research and innovation actions targeted at developing the 4 layers of the European model for a future proof water-smart society. The research and innovation actions, suggested by the WssTP Water SIRA are organised in six main components which are presented in the figure below:
WssTP is now in the process of translating the new Water Vision to all EU’s official languages, promoting the understanding and use of the Water Vision not only at European level but also at national, regional and municipal level.
For more information, please contact Durk Krol.