Work Package 5 - Joint actions on UN SDGs

Leader: RCN
Months 1-60

Objectives
This Work Package will implement the Water JPI SRIA 2.0 (2016) in the light of the UN SDGs (Goal 6 dedicated to Water challenges and other associated targets) which will apply to all countries (in contrast to the Millennium Sustainable Goals which targeted developing countries). Work Package 5’s objectives include:
1. Improving water services to European and World citizens,
2. Supporting the development and the implementation of Water policies,
3. Sustaining European scientific/technological leadership, making water economic sector more competitive, and
4. Developing a flagship joint funding activity between the members of the JPI Water, international cooperation partners and international programmes of strategic importance for the EU.

Some IC4WATER partners decided to contribute on these specific activities and will provide additional resources for implementing these joint activities (funding of transnational RDI projects). Some associated International Partners are also interested and will be proposed as contributors to the launch of concrete cooperation on a dedicated topic of major concern.

Tasks
5.1 The UN SDGs in the context of the Water JPI Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda
5.2 Joint call for developing knowledge and innovation for implementing UN SDGs
5.3 Recommendations for further implementation in the international context

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