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


Water JPI  International Conference on Emerging pollutants in freshwater ecosystems


 Water jpi 2018 conference

The Academy of Finland will organise the second Water JPI Conference in Helsinki on 6–7 June 2018, back-to-back with the Final Review of the seven funded projects under the Water JPI Pilot Call. The aim of the international conference is to attract 200 experts in Emerging Pollutants to meet and discuss common challenges and share their recent discoveries and knowledge.

 Conference registration is open until end of April 2018 through the online registration system available on the Water JPI 2018 Conference webpage.


The photo competition for the 2nd Water JPI Conference

 Water JPI photo Competition

Join us and take part in the Water challenges for a changing world Photo Competition “Take a picture of your research!!”. The competition is open to all and the research community is invited to submit photographs by 28 May 2018 illustrating the Water JPI Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda thematic areas. The submitted photos will be on show during the 2018 Water JPI Conference to be held on 6-7 June 2018 in Helsinki (Finland) and the top 3 photos will be awarded on 6th June 2018 during the poster session. 

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WaterWorks2014 WaterWorks2014 – Mid-term Evaluation Meeting of RDI Projects


The 16 projects funded under the 2015 JPI call are meeting in Larnaca for their mid-term review. An occasion to present their intermediate results and exchange with the follow-up group members in charge of the evaluation for the funding agencies involved in the call.
These projects addressed technological solutions and services for water systems:

  1. 1. for Water Treatment, Reuse, Recycling and Desalination;
  2. 2. for Water Resources Management; and
  3. 3. to Mitigate Impacts of Extreme Events (Floods and Droughts) at Catchment Scale.

The follow-up group composed by members of the Evaluation Panel and the Water JPI Scientific and Technological Board monitored the progress of the Cofunded Call projects throughout their lifetime, providing advice where needed on project implementation and contractual requirements. The networking after each session of project presentations allowed to foster coordination and future cooperation among all the funded projects.

The project presentations are available here.


  2018 Joint call 

Water JPI 2018 Joint Call Closed



The Water JPI 2018 Joint Call on " Closing the Water Cycle Gap – Sustainable Management of Water Resources " launched within the frame of the WaterWorks2017 ERA-NET and co-funded by organisations of the Water JPI officially OPENED on 19 February 2018.

Proposals submitted under this call must address at least one of the following themes:

  • Enabling sustainable management of water resources,
  • Strengthening socio-economic approaches to water management, and
  • Supporting tools for sustainable integrative management of water resources.

The Water JPI 2018 Joint Call will be funded by 20 Funding Partner Organisations from the following 18 countries: Belgium, Brazil, Cyprus, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Israel, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, South Africa, Sweden and Tunisia, and with the support of the European Commission. The total estimated budget for this call for projects is 19.3 M€.

 The first step of this call will close on 24 April 2018 at 17:00 CEST, whereas the second step of this call will close on 18 September 2018 at 17 CEST. More details on the Call webpage.


JPI Joint Statement, November 2017

In the light of the upcoming discussions regarding the future framing of research in Europe and strengthening the European Research Area, the ten Joint Programming Initiatives wish to raise your awareness for their jointly developed statement on how to address grand societal challenges in Europe and above.
Read more about the ten JPIs.

Updating the Water JPI SRIA

We are currently updating the Water JPI Strategic Research and innovation Agenda (SRIA 2.0) and we need your input. To submit your proposed Research and Development Needs/Gaps to the SRIA, please complete the Online Template available here

For background information:

WWater JPI SRIA 2.0ater JPI SRIA 2.0

This publication sets out specific RDI priorities or areas where RDI measures are highly recommended within five main themes. It will be implemented during the period 2016-2019.


An introduction Water JPI SRIA

An Introduction to the Water JPI SRIA

Short version of the Water JPI Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda.
Read more about the identified research priorities for the future.


Water JPI key achievements 2011-2016

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



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