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Dunea, WML and KWR jointly researched potential of decentralised water provision

Diederik van Duuren wins Maastricht thesis award

Diederik van Duuren has won a thesis award from Maastricht University for his Master’s thesis, ‘Potential transformative changes in water provision systems’. In his thesis, Van Duuren shows the consequences of two radical future scenarios involving the use of rainwater and the reuse of water in Limburg.

Decentralised drinking water provision

Diederik van Duuren has won a thesis award from Maastricht University for his Master’s thesis, ‘Potential transformative changes in water provision systems’. The thesis is partly based on research conducted by KWR, WML and Dunea into the potential and impact of developments in decentralised water provision in the regions of Limburg and South-Holland.

Use of rainwater is a strategic challenge

In his thesis, Van Duuren shows the consequences of two radical future scenarios involving the use of rainwater and the reuse of water in Limburg. In doing so he intelligently connects the theoretical literature about transitions and the daily practices of WML. His key conclusion is that the large-scale use of rainwater, together with the impact of climate change, present the most important challenges to the drinking water provision in Limburg.

Collaboration with KWR

Stef Koop and Henk-Jan van Alphen took part in the research for KWR. With his thesis Diederik completed the Sustainability Science & Policy Master’s programme. In the period ahead he will follow up his research as a strategic advisor at WML.

 

Diederik van Duuren (right) with the thesis award.