Since 2015, water utilities, Water Authorities, municipalities, universities and KWR have collaborated in the Water Knowledge Action Programme (KAP Water) for the purpose of contributing, on a national scale, to the innovation of water governance. The chain-wide exchange on and development of innovative organisation was first set up in a project in Amsterdam and then rolled out to other locations in the Netherlands. In projects such as the Oosterwold area development in Almere, Brainport Smart District in Helmond and Super Local in Kerkrade, a variety of stakeholders are working on innovative solutions. Moreover, possible leads for other stakeholders, both within and outside the Water Knowledge Action Programme, are also being explored.
On Monday, 11 March, KAP Water is organising the fourth Inter-Regional Knowledge Workplace. Managers, practice innovators, researchers and decision-makers will be looking at how we have used knowledge to support and raise the level of decision-making and actions over the last few years. What have we learned and how should we move forward? The various partners in the collaboration will be present and, during the first part of the programme, the participants will be discussing governance issues in working groups. In the evening, the first three years of KAP Water will be reflected upon with a focus on the collaboration, research and lessons learned for the future. The Knowledge Workplace will provide ample time for interaction and dialogue. The full programme is shown below.
You are cordially invited to the Inter-Regional Knowledge Workplace. You can indicate whether you’ll attend the working groups and/or evening programme when you register.
14:30 Working groups: (water)governance issues and roles
17:30 Drinks, networking and dinner
19:00 3 years of water-knowledge-action
21:30 Wrap-up and further chats