Posts Tagged ‘sanitation’

EFP Brief No. 116: Regional Infrastructure Foresight

Friday, May 20th, 2011

“Regional Infrastructure Foresight” enables municipalities, engineers and decision makers in regional sanitation systems to develop a middle- to long-term strategy for a sustainable sanitation infrastructure. Identification of uncertainties and future challenges of the regional infrastructure’s context is carried out in a participatory scenario process. A broad range of possible integrated solutions for the sanitation system is evaluated from different stakeholders’ views. This approach allows handling of uncertainties of frameworks and of complexity of the system to find more adaptive system configurations for a sustainable sanitation system.

EFMN Brief No. 116 – RIF

EFP Brief No. 90: Global Technology Revolution 2020

Friday, May 20th, 2011

The intention of this forward looking study was to inform the U.S. National Intelligence Council’s 2020 project – www.dni.gov/nic/NIC_2020_project.html – and help provide U.S. policymakers with a view of how world developments could evolve, identifying opportunities and potentially negative developments that might warrant policy action.

EFMN Brief No. 90 – Global Technology Revolution 2020

EFP Brief No. 51: The Millennium Project 2050

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

The Millennium Project organizes futures research to improve thinking about the future and make that thinking available through a variety of media for consideration by policy-makers and for use in advanced training and public education. The goal is to accumulate wisdom about possible futures. High profile results of the project include the elaboration of Millennium Development Goals.

EFMN Brief No. 51 – The Millennium Project 2050

EFP Brief No. 34: Sustainable Transformation of German Utilities 2025

Friday, May 6th, 2011

This project was established to explore the consequences of structural change in German utility sectors and to raise awareness of the need for coordinated action by stakeholders as well as for the development of strategies for sustainable development. A three step procedure was applied comprising socio-technical scenarios, sustainability assessment and strategies for critical innovation processes. Interactions between four utility sectors – electricity, natural gas, water and sanitation, telecommunications – were considered. Stakeholders involved in production, consumption and governance have been involved at all stages. A multi-level approach was applied to link developments at the sector level with general societal developments and the dynamics of specific fields of innovation. The project also aimed at developing a general methodology for ‘sustainability foresight’.

EFMN Brief No. 34 – Sustainable Transformation of German Utilities 2025