Every 6 years, water-governments (NL), enter a new cycle of governance. This point is marked by making a new strategic plan that lays out their vision for the coming 6 years, for their river-bassin.For many decades this plan was written by the board, but this year it was set-up differently within the Waterboard De Dommel: 60 (out of 450) employees, gathered to sense into the future.
All generations and hierarchal levels were present. They also invited external partners to join the conversation that day. A famous speaker triggered people by accentuating the importance of following the “logic” of nature and the necessity to use participatory & co-creative processes.The question in the middle was “What could a sustainable water system look like in 2040?”.
This day was the start of a longer participatory processes in which De Dommel wishes to include employees and partners in the inquiry into the emerging future of water.
Facilitated by Julie Arts (Arts of Sensing) & Simoon Fransen ( Future Center Alliance)