VIA Water: a programme to support co-created water innovations in African cities

Willemijn Nagel, Titia Wouters, Karin van der Weerd
VIA Water

An article in Journal of Cleaner Production 171 (2018) S140 - S143

VIA Water is a Dutch programme designed to stimulate and support innovative solutions for water problems in African cities. To be considered for support the idea needs to focus on one of the seven VIA Water countries and on one of the twelve ‘pressing needs’ VIA Water works on in the urban context. VIA Water supports innovations that have just come out of the research phase and require a piloting period with an integrated - not purely technological - approach. Knowledge exchange is key to the programme.