Water Europe is pleased to launch the first edition of the “Atlas of the European Water-Oriented Living Labs” which contains a first-ever mapping and categorisation of European WoLLs (Water-oriented Living Labs).
What are the Water Oriented Living Labs?
WoLLs are a key tool for the implementation of Water Europe’s Vision “The Value of Water”
, to promote the systematic innovations in the water systems that are needed to achieve a Water-Smart Society and economy. WoLLs are defined as:
- Real-life, water-oriented demo-type and platform-type environments of a cross-sector nexus approach.
- ‘Field labs’ where a combination of solutions can be developed, tested and validated.
- Open and local multi-stakeholder governance structures with democratic control systems.