Water Work 2017 

Water JPI 2018 Joint Call
Closing the Water Cycle Gap – Sustainable Management of Water Resources



The ERA-NET Cofund WaterWorks2017 responds to the Horizon 2020 (H2020) Societal Challenge 5 2017 Call topic SC5-33-2017: Closing the water gap, which aims at delivering on priorities identified in the Water JPI Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA), in order to reconcile water supply and demand, both in terms of quantity and quality, and also in terms of space and time. WaterWorks2017 will be implemented through the Water JPI 2018 Joint Call for transnational collaborative projects on Research & Innovation to support the implementation of water policies, in particular on SRIA Theme 5 “Closing the Water Cycle Gap – Improving Sustainable Water Resources Management”. The following two themes are targeted in this thematic area:

  • Enabling sustainable management of water resources; and
  • Strengthening socio-economic approaches to water management.

WaterWorks2017 will benefit researchers, policy-makers, water authorities, utility operators, industry and citizens by developing research and innovation in the water area.



Closing the water cycle gap referrers here to bridge the gap in “supply – demand”. Proposals are invited on the topic “Closing the Water Cycle Gap – Sustainable Management of Water Resources” organised around three challenges:

  • 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 18 countries and with the support of the European Commission.

View the list of participating countries.

This Call is for transnational research proposals. Consortia should include at least three (3) eligible independent partners coming from three (3) different countries whose Funding Partner Organisation participate in the call, from which, at least two (2) eligible independent partners come from two (2) EU Member States or H2020 Associated countries whose Funding Partner Organisation participates in the call.

Funding of the participating researchers will be provided by their respective national funding organisations, in accordance with their national eligibility conditions.

Researchers from other countries can also participate at their own costs (commitment needed for being associated to a consortium applying to the Water JPI 2018 Joint Call).



Opening of the 2018 Joint Call – 19 February 2018

Webinar for applicants – 12 March 2018 (further information will made available soon. Please check regularly the 2018 Joint Call webpage for update information)

1st stage – Deadline for submission of pre-proposals: 24 April 2018, 17h00 (CEST)

2nd stage – Deadline for submission of full proposals: 18 September 2018, 17h00 (CEST)



Water JPI 2018 Joint Call Secretariat: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Kristina Laurell – Swedish Research Council Formas
Thao Le – Swedish Research Council Formas



  1. 1. Call pre-announcement
  2. 2. Call announcement (includes detailed information on the aim and scope of the Joint Call, eligibility criteria, funds…)
  3. 3. National/Regional regulations (contains detailed information from all Funding Partner Organisations participating in the Call)
  4. 4. Pre-Proposal template (word)
  5. 5. Single-page CV template (word)
  6. 6. Budget table template
  7. 7. Electronic submission platform (Pre-Proposal)
  8. 8. Users Guidelines for the electronic submission platform (Pre-Proposal)
  9. 9. FAQ for the 2018 Joint Call
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