‘Innovating Water Governance’ launches series of knowledge studios

29 April 2017

The programme ‘Innovating Water Governance’ organised their first ‘knowledge studio’ on 12 April 2017. This workshop is part of a series meant to build a knowledge-action network.

Interactive knowledge workshop

The meeting on April 12 took place in Amersfoort and was organised by experts from Amsterdam Water Science (VU/UvA), the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS), KWR and Waternet. The aim of this first, highly interactive, knowledge studio was to get to know each other and start building a ‘knowledge-action network’ of governors, practitioners, and academics alike who will work together on shared solutions for water governance challenges. The members of the project group presented their ideas about the implementation of the knowledge-action programme and received plenty of comments and suggestions from the attendees. The workshop gave a first flavour of what it means to co-produce knowledge with stakeholders from diverse backgrounds.

Upcoming workshop and news

The next ‘knowledge studio’ is planned for Monday 19 June and will be combined with a public event at Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam.

If you would like to get involved and be informed about our further activities, please join the LinkedIn group‘Water in de circulaire stad: samen vernieuwend organiseren’ (In Dutch).

On the occasion of the workshop the website of the program was launched, including an animation explaining its basic idea.


Innovating Water Governance

The programme ‘Innovating Water Governance’ is the outcome of an earlier Amsterdam Water Science pilot project 'Living lab governance system'. This project was funded by AWS and carried out in collaboration with Waternet en KWR. The new programme ‘Innovating Water Governance’ is financed by the water authority Amstel Gooi en Vecht and STOWA.


Published by  IBED Water