Interview H. Vervaeren en G.J. Pronk - Exploring nonlinear water routes to circularity in Flanders
Innovatie & Valorisatie
“Flanders government prioritises Circular Economy in Vision 2050 strategy. Utility De Watergroep trials aquifer storage and recovery. Water reuse collaboration to be explored under EU B-WaterSmart project.
Known for its castles and red ale, Flanders has been diligently working away on plans to become known as a European region in another area: the circular economy. Bordering the Netherlands, the Flemish region of Belgium is taking the circular economy seriously. In its ‘Vision 2050’ strategy, the government listed seven priority areas, including the Circular Economic, Smart Living and Industry 4.0. By closing cycles and reusing natural resources where possible, “smart material cycles” can flourish in Flanders and beyond, it said.”
(Citation: Interview H. Vervaeren en G.J. Pronk – Exploring nonlinear water routes to circularity in Flanders – www.smartwatermagazine.com (2021)3 March)