Welcome to the website of the JPI on “Water challenges for a changing world” aiming to tackle the ambitious grand challenge of “Achieving sustainable water systems for a sustainable economy in Europe and abroad”. Water is vital and essential for a smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. Better results and optimization of public funds are obtained through the alignment of water research agendas and programmes at European and international level.

WATERWORKS2015 - KICK OFF MEETING OF FUNDED PROJECTS IC4WATER

21 funded projects under the 2016 joint transnational call will be presented in Stockholm (Sweden) on the 6th April 2017, with a focus on Sustainable management of water resources in agriculture, forestry and freshwater aquaculture sectors by at least one of the following three sub themes:

  • Increasing the efficiency and resilience of water uses;
  • Monitoring and reducing soil and water pollution;
  • Integrating social and economic dimensions into the sustainable management and governance of water resources.

The call Water JPI 2016 Joint Call for Transnational Collaborative Research Projects was a successful joint call between the Water and Facce JPIs. The projects are funded by all of the 25 funding partners from 22 countries and the European Commission.
Read more about the call and funded projects here.

 
2016 WATER JPI ALIGNMENT WORKSHOP OF ON-GOING RDI PROJECTS

The Water JPI held its first workshop for the Alignment of on-going RDI Projects on the 30th November 2016 in Vienna. The topic of the 2013 Water JPI Pilot Call – “Emerging pollutants, including pathogens” – was selected as the topic of the first workshop. The purpose of the workshop was to facilitate progression in the alignment of projects through exploring collaborations and synergies towards common objectives, identifying stakeholders and discussing how to target them better, identifying gaps in the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda of the Water JPI and identifying research needs and topics for work plans, or future calls.

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CSA IC4WATER IC4WATER

IC4WATER plans to elaborate new principles of international transnational research and innovation cooperation through concrete joint programming. It will in particular focus on the theme of UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) related to Water challenges: Within the new post-2015 development agenda, the place of water-related issues has been further strengthened. Indeed, water is at stake not only in Goal 6 to “Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all”, divided into seven specific targets, but in almost all of the 17 SDGs.

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JPIs launch brochure highlighting key achievements

At the fifth anniversary of the launch of the second wave of Joint Programming Initiatives (JPI), the ten initiatives present a new brochure and factsheets on all JPIs.

The new folder explains the benefits of participating in a Joint Programming Initiative, provides an overview of the governance model and highlights the implementation actions for transnational cooperation. In addition to the general introduction to Joint Programming all JPIs developed a factsheet with an overview of member countries, objectives and key achievements.
The brochure was presented at the Annual Joint Programming Conference on 22-23 November 2016 in Brussels and can be downloaded here.

Joint Programming Initiatives?
Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs) were launched via European Council conclusions in 2009 with the aim to tackle the Grand Societal Challenges. JPIs are Member State-led, bringing together national research funding organisations, ministries and research councils both in Europe and further afield. This ambition of aligning national programmes, strategies and policies extends beyond the matching of RD&I funds. The alignment process covers various phases, from setting joint objectives and forging a common vision and a Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda between countries to developing appropriate framework conditions and selecting appropriate instruments. After the first four JPIs paved the way, we celebrated the launch of the second wave of JPIs by the Council exactly 5 years ago on 6 December 2011.

 
2016 Water JPI Exploratory Workshop

The Water JPI held its first Exploratory Workshop on the 14th November 2016 in Dublin. The workshop was focussed on the Water JPI Strategic & Research innovation Agenda Theme 5 - Closing the Water Cycle Gap - Improving sustainable water resource management. There were 62 attendees during the event.

The objectives of the 2016 Exploratory Workshop were to:

  • Gather relevant experts in the topic, which will present and discuss their findings to other experts and stakeholders (end-users, policy makers and industry)
  • Identify Knowledge Gaps and RDI Needs in that area (Emerging needs / Flexible Fiches)
  • Further elaborate the SRIA RDI Needs.

The report is available here

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The Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda 2.0
The WATER JPI SRIA version 2.0 lays out research, innovation and development needs in the water sector grouped by thematic areas and priorities selected after a stakeholders’ consultation for their scientific and societal importance and structured around these five core themes: Improving Ecosystem Sustainability and Human Well-being; 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 Improving Sustainable Water Resources Management. It will be implemented during the period 2016-2019. 

Download the short version: Introduction to the SRIA

The SRIA was presented during the Water JPI conference held in Rome on 19th May 2016. The event video is available here.

 
Water JPI key achievements 2011-2016

This publication presents the ten main goals achieved by the initiative till now.

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Open Data & Open Access
Water JPI Interface

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The WATER JPI is a relevant structure for Horizon 2020

Both the Water JPI and Horizon 2020 use public funds to achieve their goals, and enjoy a significant area of synergy in their respective research priorities. The JPI provides a channel for dialogue with the EC on future Horizon 2020 calls. Since its launch, the EC has been very supportive of the Water JPI and a non-voting member of its Governing Board.
Task Force on Interactions with Horizon 2020

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