Water JPI TAP on Ecosystem Services

The theme of the first Water JPI TAP Action is focussed on the Water JPI SRIA Subtheme 1.1. Developing Approaches for Assessing and Optimising the Value of Ecosystem Services. This Subtheme aims at providing a better understanding and assessment of ecosystem services and relies on research into the ecological functioning of aquatic (surface, transitional and coastal water), riparian (located along the banks of rivers, streams, or any other water bodies) and groundwater ecosystems


The first Water JPI Thematic Annual Programming (TAP) action is on the topic of Ecosystem Services (SRIA sub-theme 1.1).

 Funding Agencies

The national research funding agencies participating in this action are listed below.

The following countries which will take part in this joint action are:

  • Finland (FL);
  • Ireland (IE);
  • The Netherlands (NL);
  • Spain (ES).

Meet the TAP Network

Download the Water JPI AQUATAP-ES Who is Who Brochure

Meet the TAP Projects

  1. Complex eco-evolutionary dynamics of aquatic ecosystems faced with human-induced and environmental stress: Anna K. Kuparinen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.
  2. Design of a methodology to increase flood resilience compatible with improved status of water bodies and sustainable management of water resources: José María Bodoque del Pozo, University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) Spain.
  3. ESDecide: from Ecosystem Services Framework to Application for Integrated Freshwater Resources Management: Mary Kelly Quinn, University College Dublin (UCD) Ireland.
  4. Ecosystem services and Natural Capital for the large Dutch water bodies: Joost Backxs, Rijkswatestaat, The Netherlands.
  5. Spatial and temporal flow intermittency in fluvial ecosystems: effects on structure, function and ecosystem services: Vicenç Acuña, Fundació Institut Català de Recerca de l'Aigua Spain.
  6. The Diversity and Resilience of kelp ecosystems in Ireland: Kathryn Schoenrock, National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) Ireland.


Water JPI First TAP Kick Off Meeting

The Kick-off meeting took place on the 12th June 2019 in Dublin, Ireland and involved 21 participants from 16 organisations and 8 countries. Participants met to identify synergies and shared outputs that could be achieved over the 2-year lifetime of the TAP. Discussions were informed by learnings from the experience of FACCE-JPI TAP Soil and the details of the six participating project teams from Spain, The Netherlands, Ireland and Finland. Read More about the Workshop

Water JPI 2nd AQUATAP-ES TAP Action on Ecosystem Services Workshop 

The second AQUATAP_ES workshop took place in Brussels on 19 November 2019 with 13 attendees from the various projects and the Water JPI community . Our Dutch colleagues hosted the workshop in their offices in Brussels. This workshop focused on discussing the relevant and appropriate stakeholders for mapping the impact of AQUATAP-ES TAP, and appropriate methods to communicate the outputs of  AQUATAP-ES TAP. The main aim of this workshop was to identify ways of translating the Ecosystem Approach into policy and practice, generating a suitable knowledge transfer and communication/dissemination strategy for different target stakeholders. Read more about the workshop

Water JPI 3rd AQUATAP-ES Workshop Part I on Addressing Aquatic Ecosystems Services Data and Modelling needs

The first part of the third AQUATAP-ES workshop was originally due to take place in Madrid, but due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, this was changed to a half day virtual workshop on June 16th, 2020, Addressing Aquatic Ecosystems Services Data and Modelling needs. It was attended by 19 people including representatives from the six TAP projects from seven different countries. The workshop was hosted by the Irish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).Read more about the workshop

Part II: 3rd AQUATAP-ES Workshop on developing guidance on developing decision-support tools for Aquatic Ecosystems Services

The second part of the third AQUATAP-ES virtual workshop ‘’Developing guidance on developing decision-support tools for Aquatic Ecosystems Services’’ took place October 8th 2020. Thirteen members from seven countries attended the workshop, made up of the existing AQUATAP-ES network group, members of the steering committee and the wider community of the Water JPI. The workshop was hosted by the Irish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Read more about the workshop

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