Water issues

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The POWER social innovation model addresses four water issues which are among the EIP WATER Action Groups’ priorities.

The 4 key demonstration cities have been chosen because of their ongoing work in water related areas. These four cities will provide the information for the follower cities to use and engage in dialogue.

1. Reduction of water consumption – Milton Keynes (UK)

Water scarcity could constrain further development in Milton Keynes. Taking action to reduce overall consumption of litres per day per person will remove the potential constraint of further development.

2. Water quality – Sabadell (Catalonia, Spain)

In the city of Sabadell water is supplied in two qualities: drinking water and water for non-drinking purposes. The goal is to provide consumer information to encourage better management of resources and a reduction in the consumption of drinking water to be replaced by non-potable water.

3. Water flood risk – Leicester (UK)

The City of Leicester has developed GIS mapping and real-time rain gauges to try and predict potential flood risk. Leicester will take further actions to reduce the risk of surface water flooding, through public engagement activities via theWater Community.

4. Variables related to water conservation – Jerusalem (Israel)

Limited water supplies and high water tariffs are at the centre of Hagihon’s strategy to diminish water loss and to ensure the quality of potable water.

These four pilot cities will be supported by other cities from EIP Water – City Blueprints and NetwercH2O, to create a larger network addressing each of the four areas. All cities will provide a City Blueprint to highlight water related issues in their area and to compare their “blueprint” with that of other cities.

POWER is also tackling the cross-cutting theme of water governance – Read more here


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