The City Blueprints Community is based on the EIP WATER Action Group: CITY BLUEPRINTS coordinated jointly by KWR and NETWERC H2O. The goal of this Community and of the EIP Water Action Group is to develop and implement further initiatives: (a) by creating awareness among potential partners (cities and regions), (b) by networking, (c) by sharing best UWCS practices among cities, and by (d) further development of tools that can facilitate implementation, such as a simple UWCS cost-benefit tool to allow cities and regions to provide their own solutions to the urban water challenges ahead. The Action Group will organize interventions at the local level to overcome barriers in governance systems that hinder the development and uptake of innovations in municipal water management.
For more information concerning the EIP Action Group see:
For the report of the latest Action Group meeting see:
For the latest presentation of the CITY BLUEPRINT approach see:
Both Richard Elelman, Director General of NETWERC H2O and Kees van Leeuwen, member of the Management Committee and leader of the CITY BLUEPRINT Community express their views on the situation of water within the Cirecular Economy Package recently announced by the European Commission in the IWA publication, The Source.
To read the article see:
Further reading concerning City Blueprints and the BlueSCities Project:
Van Leeuwen, CJ, Koop, SHA, Sjerps, RMA (2015). City Blueprints: baseline assessments of water management and climate change in 45 cities. Environment, Development and Sustainability. DOI 10.1007/s10668-015-9691-5.
Koop, S.H.A. and C.J. Van Leeuwen. (2015). Assessment of the Sustainability of Water Resources Management: A Critical Review of the City Blueprint Approach. Water Resources Management. 29:5649–5670. DOI: 10.1007/s11269-015-1139-z Open Access on SpringerLink:
Koop, S.H.A. and C.J. Van Leeuwen. (2015). Application of the Improved City Blueprint Framework in 45 municipalities and regions. Water Resources Management, 29(13), 4629-4647. DOI: 10.1007/s11269-015-1079-7 . Open Access on SpringerLink:
Koop, S.H.A. and Van Leeuwen, C.J.(2016). The challenges of water, waste and climate change in cities. Environment, Development and Sustainability, DOI :10.1007/s10668-016-9760-4
Koop, S. and Van Leeuwen, K. 2016. Water management and governance in cities. Global Water Forum. Submitted March 21, 2016 in Urban Water.
The European Commission has published the Urban Water Atlas for Europe edited jointly by NETWERC H2O, The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, EURECAT-CTM of Catalonia, KWR and the Horizon 2020 project, BlueSCities. Last week, at the Ministerial Meeting...Read More