WIL Europe 2015

October 4-9

Comrie Croft, Perthshire – Scotland

Water challenges are often highly complex, encompassing not only technical and engineering issues, but questions of governance, power, consumption and society. If we are to navigate our way through the large number of hugely interdependent challenges we now face, then our ability to convene and work skilfully and cross-disciplinarily on water issues will be an apt barometer for our chances of success.

Waterlution offers the Water Innovation Lab as a gathering place for building community. In our 12 years working in the field, we have found that many young professionals, within (and beyond) the water sector, feel alone in their daily work and are looking for a community where they can be reminded why their water work is important to them. Blending together practical inputs on innovation, facilitation and leading in complexity, Water Innovation Labs provide a solid grounding in a skillset and mindset which will be essential to working in water in the twenty first century.

The first Water Innovation Lab in Europe (WILEurope) offered a 5 day capacity-building deep-dive for engaged young professionals (18-35 yrs old) in the water space. 50 exceptional young leaders and experts looking for creative solutions to our complex water resource challenges converged in Comrie Croft, Perthshire – Scotland from October 4 to 9, 2015.