KICK-OFF MEETING OF THE SEVEN PILOT CALL PROJECTS

KICK-OFF MEETING

The seven projects recommended for funding following the 2013 Water JPI Pilot Call will have their kick-off meeting on 11th March 2015 in Brussels.

The coordinators of the projects FRAME, METAWATER, MOTREM, PERSIST, PROMOTE, StARE and TRACE will present their consortium of partners, programmed activities and expected results.

The seven projects, which represent a research investment of more than 9 M €, will produce new scientific and technological knowledge on the effect of emerging freshwater contaminants on human health, develop more efficient solutions to manage these substances, as well as assess their behavior in the aquatic environment. Representatives of the Pilot Call funding organizations will take part in the event which is a useful opportunity to enlarge cooperation on water research and innovation in Europe.

 
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OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF THE
STRATEGIC RESEARCH AND INNOVATION AGENDA 

SRIA 2014

The Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda of the Joint Programming Initiative “Water challenges for a changing world” (Water JPI) was presented on 21st October 2014 at COVE Building in Brussels. Read the press release.
The WATER JPI SRIA provides a framework for future Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) activities and European investments in the water sector, which amount to over 500 M € per year laying out RDI needs grouped by thematic areas and priorities according to their scientific and societal importance.

The WATER JPI SRIA is structured around these five core themes:

  • Maintaining Ecosystem Sustainability;
  • Developing Safe Water Systems for the Citizens;
  • Promoting Competitiveness in the Water Industry;
  • Implementing a Water-Wise Bio-Based Economy;
  • Closing the Water Cycle Gap.
 
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The Water JPI Implementation Plan 2014-2016

The WATER JPI Implementation Plan for the period 2014-2016 was presented in Brussels on 21st October 2014, together with the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA).This document focuses on activities to be performed by the institutions members of the Water JPI and on other proposed actions to be implemented by the European Commission.All these activities have been classified into three types: interfacing with society; empowering research, development and innovation (RDI) actors; and improving the efficiency of RDI programmes.

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The WATER JPI will be a relevant structure for Horizon 2020

The European Commission Communication 494 dated 10 July 2013 on public-private partnerships in the next EU strategy for research and innovation called Horizon 2020 identified the channels of external advice for the development and the implementation of this ambitious programme.

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