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POWER Best Practice Award

New competition for local authorities is open for entries

The Best Practice Repository Contest has just been launched, and we are looking forward to receiving submissions of best practices from local representatives of municipalities and organisations to showcase the global diversity of great projects implemented directly by cities and communities, and disseminate them to a wider audience. The three most innovative projects will receive the Best Practice Award at our POWER Conference. More information about the Best Practice Repository Contest and how you can enter is available here.

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POWER H2020 presentation at IWA conference by Stef Koop, KWR

How do you get citizens engaged in addressing water challenges?

How to get citizens engaged in addressing water challenges and how can this help a city to increase its capacity to improve water services? That is what the European POWER project aims to answer through the applications of Social Digital Platforms. At the IWA conference in Tokyo, Stef Koop presented 2 project assessment methods to help Cities to improve their capacity to address water challenges.


How to address our water challenges? Climate change and urban growth are making this question increasingly important. Despite the numerous solutions available, many cities and organisations have yet to find a good answer to the question. The application of the available technologies and knowledge is inhibited by a variety of barriers. The capacity to collaborate effectively and overcome these barriers is essential. This is why most water challenges are primarily water governance challenges. KWR’s City Blueprint tool and new Governance Capacity Analysis tool identify the barriers and provide cities and organisations with the solution pathways to address existing challenges as effectively and economically as possible.

You can see the full presentation here.

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