csa wateurThe Joint Programming Initiative “Water Challenges for a Changing World”, Water JPI, aims to achieving sustainable water systems for a sustainable economy in Europe and beyond.

The Coordination and Support Action (CSA) WatEUr prepared and supported the successful development and implementation of the Water JPI.

WatEUr facilitated the structuration of the Water JPI to impulse progress towards JPI objectives. In a broad sense, WatEUr actively contributed to the overall EU objective of building the European Research Area (ERA).

Now that Water JPI Vision and Management Structure have been developed, actions are needed to sustain the current structures and to progress in activities that will make the Water JPI instrumental to the Research, Development and Innovation community, and effective in tackling freshwater challenges.

The Water JPI is benefiting researchers, policy-makers, water authorities, utility operators, industry, farmers, and citizens by developing new solutions to global water challenges.

Solutions include safe supply of clean drinking water, improved protection against new emerging water pollutants or pathogens and water hazards like floods and droughts, and a progressive shift towards a more water-efficient economy in Europe.

The Water JPI is promoting the harmonization of research agendas and activities in partner countries, support European leadership in water science and technology, foster effective use of Europe's limited public research funds, and pave the way for efficient sharing of best practices across national programmes.

Water knows neither political nor administrative borders. As a matter of fact, most of the European territory falls within transboundary watersheds.

WatEUr assisted the Water JPI in addressing fragmentation, preventing duplication of efforts and guaranteeing sufficient critical mass.


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