Enabling Water in the Circular Economy

The water sector is making great efforts to become more sustainable. This was evident in the numerous presentations, sessions and posters dedicated to the topic at IWA Tokyo. Now it is time for the water sector to take the next step and become part of the transition towards the circular economy. In a workshop at the conference, we discussed three conditions for successful application of next-generation circular water technologies: stakeholder engagement, materials pathways and market uptake.