A: The Water Innovation Lab Europe is an initiative of Waterlution and co-hosted with Engage! Interact, a Dutch social enterprise.

Waterlution started in Canada and is building on the success of Water Innovation Labs that have been run there, as well as many water dialogues. Waterlution offers multi-stakeholder programming that enables young leaders, organizations, and communities to create inclusive and sustainable approaches to managing water.

There will certainly be dialogue yet there will also be tremendous skill and knowledge-building and ideas that will transform over the course of the Lab into prototypes and actions! The Water Innovation Lab Europe is not about a one-way transfer of information. The Lab is about drawing on the group’s collective wisdom, which is formed by individuals’ unique experiences and knowledge from across Europe. The Lab will also have technical gurus and established leaders on hand to help you develop your knowledge and stimulate ideas.

Everything about the Lab is designed to bring to the surface new thinking and solutions that can be implemented once you return to your place of work. Bottom line: you will leave the Lab with valuable new connections you can turn to in the years ahead.  Furthermore, you will experience a deep learning environment and opportunity for practice, helping you to embed your new skills and insights developed at the Lab. Oh, and by the way, you’ll have a great time!

Our focus is supporting and developing the next generation of water leaders. For this reason our target audience usually ranges between 18-35 years of age. However, if you are drawn to the Water Innovation Lab and fall outside this age range, please be in touch by emailing us.

A list of things to bring will be sent to confirmed participants closer to the Lab to help prepare for an awesome time.

There will be an internet connection on site. There will be downtime built into the Lab, when you can reconnect with the internet. We encourage participants, however, to immerse themselves in the experience, and ask that non-Lab related internet time be used sparingly.