We want to achieve an accelerated application of circular economy principles within the water landscape in Flanders.
We define three milestones, each with its own objectives. The objectives build on each other.
Short-term milestone: 2021-2024
Through a 3-track approach, the strategic agenda aims to focus on:
detecting thresholds and bottlenecks regarding circular water;
detecting positive learning lessons on circular water;
detecting opportunities for innovation, research and new initiatives;
and set up actions around this to encourage circular water use.
Medium-term milestone: 2030
Based on the 3-track approach in the short term, we aspire to scale up circular water use in Flanders (reuse and deployment of alternative water sources).
At the same time, we want to create a breeding ground for innovation around circular water.
Long-term target: 2050 (included by Roadmap Flanders Circular)
By scaling up circular water use, water dependency will be less present in Flanders. This forms part of sustainable water use and a robust water system in Flanders - so that we reduce our water dependency.
In addition, by doing so, we also contribute to the 'Sustainable Development Goals' (SDGs):
SDG 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
SDG 12 Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns