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Social, technological and political innovation combined in a coherent strategy is often more effective at offering solutions to environmental issues than more established, traditional policy mechanisms. In recent years, important environmental challenges have been addressed by more socially-conscious approaches. What is described as social innovation can provide a vital impetus to the successful implementation of environmental policy. There have been significant advances at a European level in issues such as energy, the reduction of CO2 and sustainable public transport. This has been achieved through increasing awareness of the problem, providing platforms through which policy is conducted effectively indicating the most appropriate means of addressing the issues in question and by supplying the instruments and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) necessary to guarantee political continuity and policy completion.

POWER is a user-driven H2020-CAPS2020 action and an EIP Water Action Group related project pioneering the DSP approach to share knowledge and experience on water scarcity, security, quality and water consumption-related issues in different EU local authorities, thus creating an important tool for EU water policy.

POWER will:

▪ increase the transnational municipal network effect by facilitating unrestricted communication and community involvement and by creating collective intelligence on ways of addressing urban climate change mitigation and adaptation, targeting water related concerns;

▪ influence related policy planning and decisions and expand related socially innovative behaviour.

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2017
all-day 2017 International Climate Allia...
2017 International Climate Allia...
Sep 20 – Sep 22 all-day
2017 International Climate Alliance Conference @ Essen | North Rhine-Westphalia | Germany
2017 International Climate Alliance Conference Transforming our municipalities ‒ From goals to action 20 – 22 September 2017 in Essen, Germany Reducing CO2 emissions is not enough. A drastic shift in the way we use resources, shape policy
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2017
all-day NEXT Conference 2017 @ Reeperbahn
NEXT Conference 2017 @ Reeperbahn
Sep 21 – Sep 22 all-day
NEXT Conference 2017 is the event for those who actively participate in shaping the digital transformation. Marketing and product leaders, digital economy executives, innovative corporations and start-ups join NEXT for inspiration and networking. Once a year
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all-day EIP Water Conference 2017 – Wate...
EIP Water Conference 2017 – Wate...
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EIP Water Conference 2017 - Water Innovation: Bridging Gaps, Creating Opportunities @ Porto | Porto District | Portugal
EIP Water Conference 2017 – Water Innovation: Bridging Gaps, Creating Opportunities Autumn will see 7 days of excitement as Porto hosts the 4th EIP Water conference as part of the Porto Water Innovation Week (PWIW). From September 24
all-day Porto Water Innovation Week 2017
Porto Water Innovation Week 2017
Sep 24 – Sep 30 all-day
Porto Water Innovation Week 2017 @ Porto | Porto District | Portugal
Porto Water Innovation Week For seven days, the City of Porto, in Portugal, will become the European capital of water and innovation during Porto Water Innovation Week. A set of three major events will gather over