New BTO/WiCE 2024-2029 Research Vision: current and urgent

Eight themes and Water in the Circular Economy in the Research Vision

The BTO/WiCE Research Vision for 2024-2029 presents a varied and current programme with innovation, valuable knowledge development and a focus on societal impact. On 1 January 2024, the new BTO/WiCE programme for 2024-2029 began. The Thematic Research Programme comprises eight themes. In addition, there is the WiCE programme which is directed at the transition to a sustainable, circular economy, with a focus on water, with a six-year plan 2024-2029.

Drinking water utilities in the Netherlands and Belgium have a unique collaboration in the Joint Research Programme (BTO) and WiCE, which has been operational for a number of decades. In fact, in 2023 the water utilities celebrated the fortieth anniversary of this collective research programme for the drinking water sector. The major societal assignment, in a rapidly changing and increasingly complex world, requires answers to the collective challenges facing the drinking water sector. The BTO/WiCE programme generates the knowledge needed to meet these challenges. Solid, reliable and top-quality scientific knowledge, innovation and technology. The BTO/WiCE research also benefits the scientific and professional communities in the water sector, as well as society more generally.

Read more about the research vision here.

Read more about the collective research of the drinking water utilities here.