In the Looking ahead research programme, we join social actors and stakeholders in looking at the trends that will influence society, the environment, science and technology, as well as impact the water sector and offer it an action perspective. We also develop models to study how the water cycle of the future can best be organised.

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    Futures studies and response strategies

    Futures research improves the resilience of the water sector by supporting anticipatory governance and by maximising the adaptive capacity of the organisations. Futures research helps the water sector to identify emerging threats and opportunities in a timely fashion, and to respond and plan effectively. KWR scans the horizon for societal and technological…