Help us to build the future of our local circular water

The water supplies in Flanders are coming under increasing pressure. It is imperative for all parties involved to use water in a smarter and more sustainable way in the future.
With this initiative, Pidpa, De Watergroep and Aquafin invite you to participate in the water policy of tomorrow. We emphasize local, circular water and do this by launching a number of challenges.


Help with these challenges

Through the EY CogniStreamer platform you can add ideas, comment on contributions from other participants, like, supplement and evaluate results. The amount of time you spend on this is up to you!

We challenge everyone to think along with us: companies, knowledge institutions, the education sector, start-ups, non-profit organizations, peers, ...

How might we (preventively and cost-efficiently) manage, monitor and maintain decentralized, circular water systems?

The solutions on the market to remotely monitor and control large industrial installations are too expensive for smaller circular systems. That is why we are looking for low-cost (and low tech) systems and solutions to remotely manage, monitor and maintain small water systems at the level of the home, a cluster of homes, a company or a neighborhood.

Registration deadline: February 19, 2021!

Target: companies, knowledge institutions, the education sector, start-ups, non-profit organizations, peers, ...

What are the thresholds for setting up and managing collective systems for sustainable, circular (rain) water management?

At the level of households and individual companies, all necessary efforts are being made to deal sustainably with (rain) water. But in many situations, the potential created by tackling problems on a collective level is insufficiently exploited.

In this challenge, we first look for the thresholds that exist. Then we will look for ways to eliminate these barriers!

Registration deadline: February 19, 2021!

Target group: companies, knowledge institutions, the education sector, start-ups, non-profit organizations, peers, ...

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Why participate in these water challenges?

For the Fleming it goes without saying that water comes from the tap. The low price of tap water and the perception of unlimited availability have fueled this idea.
However, Flanders is a water-scarce region.
We must take the drought problem seriously, that's obvious.
At the same time, sewerage managers need to develop additional buffering in order to cope with the consequences of climate change and to prevent the increasingly intense rainfall leading to flooding. The buffered rainwater is slowly discharged to the watercourse or infiltrated. We still use it far too little locally.
The declining availability of water, high peaks in water use and the challenge to maintain quality are pushing the water sector to a search for alternative water sources. Local reuse of different types of water is one of the possible solutions.
The challenges are greater than ever.
The opportunities are there and now is the time for action!

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Be part of the solution!


Help build the future of water!

Use your knowledge and skills to take steps in the great water challenge!

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