The post-conference report of Water Innovation Europe 2014 (WIE 2014) is now available for all who want to get a deeper look at the key messages and conclusions of WssTP annual stakeholder conference, held under the title ‘Water in Europe: Green Tape or Blue Gold’ on the 25th and 26th of June in Brussels. On the basis of the presentations and discussions during Water Innovation Europe 2014, the outcome of the conference can be summarised into four strategic orientations for the very near future, where water plays an indispensable role. These are:
- Systemic eco-innovation for a circular economy
- Nature-based solutions
- Climate services
- City blueprints for smarter cities and regions
These four strategic orientations, derived from the numerous presentations, indicate a huge number of non-exhaustive opportunities for a sustainable water sector to support economic growth, resource efficiency and the creation of smart green jobs.