Water scarcity on islands: how to stage and navigate collective learning

There I was on the island Vis far out in the Croatian archipelago, surrounded by beautiful turquoise water to participate in a workshop about water shortage on small European islands arranged by the Water Saving Challenge Project. Once again the same ingredients; a wicked problem, a diverse group of knowledgeable actors and the tension between … Continue reading “Water scarcity on islands: how to stage and navigate collective learning”

Basement Tech and the Utility Death Spiral

In the mid 1990s there was an atmosphere of change in the water and sewerage sector in Sweden. EU and its water framework, debates on nitrogen removal, Local Agenda 21, urine diverting toilets and national conferences for ”closing the loop” made a huge impression on a freshly baked engineer like me. Twenty years down the … Continue reading “Basement Tech and the Utility Death Spiral”