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Are you sustainable enough for the future? Three City Blueprint publications available

The open access article “City blueprints: Baseline Assessment of Sustainable Water Management in 11 Cities of the Future” by  Cornelis Johannes (Kees) Van Leeuwen deals with the necessity of Urban Water Cycle Services (UWCS) adapting to future stresses, which calls for changes that take sustainability into account. In a previous paper, a set of indicators, i.e. the City Blueprint has been...

TRUST output conquers the water scene

Partially based on research that has been carried out within the TRUST project, an EIP action group has been launched. “CITY BLUEPRINTS: Improving Implementation Capacities of Cities and Regions” will “organize interventions at the local level to overcome barriers in the water related governance systems that hinder the development and uptake of innovations in municipal water management.”...

Best practices for the water sector

Aging infrastructure, demographic change, water scarcity, pollution, climate change and other megatrends create the need for a transition towards more sustainable urban water cycle services (UWCS) in the cities. TRUST now released a report on best practices in the water sector: “Best practices for Sustainable Urban Water Cycle Systems – an overview of and enabling and constraining factors for...

Sustainability assessment of TRUST pilot cities available

TRUST released a first baseline sustainability assessment of current urban water cycle services (UWCS) of its pilot cities which gives a general insight into how TRUST cities and regions score on different dimensions of sustainability at the moment. The whole report aims to contribute to a more sustainable urban water cycle system and to provide a basis on which TRUST city/region stakeholders can...

TRUST roadmapping guideline available

Roadmapping is a creative analysis technique that analyses, forecasts and visualizes the development path of products, services and technologies of the future. TRUST now released the road mapping guideline: A manual to organise transition planning in urban water cycle systems (UWCS). It links strategy to future needs and actions of the water sector and incorporates a plan for necessary adaptation...

TRUST Work Area meeting in Amsterdam a success

TRUST participants from eight different European Countries took part in a successful Work Area meeting in Amsterdam on November 10th and 11th.   During the two day conference, members of Work Area 1: Diagnosis & Vision, Work Area 2: Policy, Financing & Society and Work Area 4: Technologies & Operational Options gathered together to share and discuss the progress within their Work...