America workshop

The workshop on “RDI International Cooperation for tackling global water challenges” dedicated to the American area was held on 26 & 27 April 2017 at the Novotel Montréal Centre in Montréal (Canada).

The main objectives of the America workshop were to identify the challenges and opportunities of international cooperation, focusing on:

  • Challenges for multilateral cooperation, and
  • Solutions for better cooperation for jointly tackling global challenges through common innovative solutions and new sources of knowledge.

The workshop gathered 22 participants from eight countries:

  • Water JPI members: the Water JPI Coordination team from France, and Water JPI Governing Board members from Norway (RCN) and Spain (CDTI), who are all partners of the ERA-NET Cofund WaterWorks2015;
  • International partners already associated to Water JPI activities: Argentina – MINCYT (involved in the Water JPI 2017 Joint Call), Brazil – CONFAP (involved in the future ERA-NET Cofund WaterWorks2017 and in the Water JPI 2017 Joint Call), and Canada – NSERC (involved in WaterWorks2015);
  • Other American funding agencies: Chile – CONICYT, USA – US-DA and US-EPA;
  • International initiatives with possible synergic activities on water challenges: Belmont Forum, Convention on Biological Diversity, Future Earth, B&M Gates foundation, UNU-INWEH.

View the Workshop Programme & Attendees
View the Workshop Master Presentation
View the Workshop Proceedings
View the Photo Gallery of the event