Radical and gradual environmental innovations in urban water management - could they be friends?

D.L.T. Hegger, B.J.M. Van Vliet & A.R. Mels
This paper deals with the socio-cultural aspects of environmental innovations in urban water management, comparing two categories of cases: disconnection of rainwater from the sewage system and Ecological Sanitation. The former is a gradual innovation that has become official policy in The Netherlands. The latter is a radical innovation that has been implemented in several demonstration projects in Western Europe. After studying the cases, it can be concluded that gradual innovations such as disconnection of...

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Radical and gradual environmental innovations in urban water management - could they be friends?

D.L.T. Hegger, B.J.M. Van Vliet & A.R. Mels
This paper deals with the socio-cultural aspects of environmental innovations in urban water management, comparing two categories of cases: disconnection of rainwater from the sewage system and Ecological Sanitation. The former is a gradual innovation that has become official policy in The Netherlands. The latter is a radical innovation that has been implemented in several demonstration projects in Western Europe. After studying the cases, it can be concluded that gradual innovations such as disconnection of...

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