Water JPI Knowledge Hub

Knowledge hubs (alignment of communities on dedicated areas)

Knowledge hubs are thematic networks consisting of selected research groups within a defined area of research targeted at stakeholders. These knowledge hubs are typically set up following joint call activities. They also contribute to the strategy activities of the Water JPI. In addition to improved communication and networking with stakeholders and the scientific community, the added value of the knowledge hub instrument includes establishing a critical mass of research and technological excellence, integration and sharing of knowledge, infrastructures, data and modelling tools, training and capacity building.


First Knowledge Hub

The Water JPI is currently developing its first Knowledge Hub. It is aimed at launching it in 2018.



SRIA Theme 2. Developing Safe Water Systems for Citizens aims at protecting the health of European citizens through the provision of safe water. Attention is particularly paid to the impacts of i) emerging pollutants; and ii) natural hazards and water infrastructures on water and human health.
Theme 2 is composed of:

  • Subtheme 2.1. Emerging Pollutants and Emerging Risks of Established Pollutants: Assessing their Effects on Nature and Humans and their Behaviour and Opportunities for their Treatment;
  • Subtheme 2.2. Minimising Risks Associated with Water Infrastructures and Natural Hazards
  • To view the full description of Theme 2, please consult the Water JPI SRIA 2.0
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